Silver African Gorilla

  • Debut: 2015
  • Fineness: 99.9%
  • Tax Status: Free from sales tax
  • Mint: Scottsdale Mint
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Buy Silver African Gorilla coins online. The Silverback African Gorilla coin is a popular low-mintage coin that was introduced in 2015. The coin Silverback Gorilla is an alpha male in the family mostly found in Congo. Thus, the coin is used as a legal tender currency in Congo. It comes in a size of 1 troy ounce.

The coin has a diameter of 38.6 millimeters and a thickness of 3.2 millimeters. With its reeded edge, the coin has a silver fineness of .999. The coin has a beautiful proof-like finish that gives the coin a mirror-like shiny surface. The obverse of the coin features the portrait of a silverback gorilla. It covers almost nine-tenth of the obverse. The gorilla faces forward with its head centrally positioned on the surface. At the top of the coin, the inscription “CONGO SILVERBACK GORILLA” is debossed at the top of the coin; from the top-left of the coin curving towards the top-right side of the coin. At the bottom of the coin, the year of mintage, size of the coin, and the silver purity of the coin, are engraved at the bottom of the coin, respectively from the bottom-left to the bottom-right- “2018 1 OZ 999 SILVER”. The inscriptions at the top and at the bottom are separated by special patterns which look like triangles.

The reverse of the Silver African Gorilla coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the republic of Congo. It has a shield with a rampant red lion holding a torch. A crown sits above the shield. Two large African elephants support the shield. A banner with the national motto “UNITE TRAVAIL PROGRES” (Unity, Work, Progress) is draped from a bar supporting the elephants. At the top of the coin, the text “REPUBLIQUE DE CONGO” is engraved; from the mid-left to the mid-right side of the coin. At the bottom of the coin, from the bottom-left to the bottom-right, the face value of the coin is debossed- “5000 FRANCS CFA”.

The coin was produced by the German Mint. The coin being a legal tender currency, no taxes are imposed, thus, traders of the coin can buy Silver African Gorilla coins online free from sales tax or VAT.

Additional information


German Mint

Country of Origin



Rwanda African Wildlife

Pure Silver Content

1 Troy oz




40.00 mm


999 fine silver


50 Francs