The Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion coin was released in 2015. It is part of the “Big Five” coin series that were released by various African countries to celebrate the stunning African wildlife. Other countries with similar coins include South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya celebrating the big five animals. The Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion coin is a celebration of the African lion. It belongs to the gold coin Lion Club 2015.
The Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion coin comes in either ½ gram gold. The coin appeals to many investors and collectors due to a number of reasons. First, it has a gold purity of 99.99 percent. Second, the coin is one of the rarest with an extremely high demand especially by collectors since only 5000 coins were released worldwide. Third, the coin is made using the most outstanding quality polish mint. Finally, trading in The Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion coin is free from sales tax or VAT.
As would be expected, the nominal value of The Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion is 100. It has a gross weight of 0.5 grams and a diameter of 11 millimeters. The obverse bears the coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of Congo containing the leopard head between a task and a spear surrounded by the words, “JUSTICE PAIX TRAVAIL”. The inscription, “REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO” runs clockwise around the top while, “100 FRANCS”, is below the coat of arms running anticlockwise near the rim.
The reverse contains a detailed engraving of a lion cub in full looking curiously to the left. The cub is inside the map of Africa, which creatively harbors the embossment of a male lion in the background facing to the left right above the text, “2015”. The inscription, “BIG FIVE” appears towards the bottom left with the right-hind paw of the cub “slicing” the top sides of the letters I and V. The Munich-based Bavarian State Mint minted the Congo Gold 100 Francs The Big Five Lion coins.