Silver African Lion

  • Released: 2016
  • Fineness: 99.9%
  • Tax Status: No sales tax
  • Mint: Scottsdale Mint
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Buy Silver African Lion coins online. The Silver African Lion was introduced in the Republic of Congo in the year 2016. The coin is part of the African Wildlife series. The coin debuted last year in the nation of Burundi, continuing the series of African Wildlife.

The 1 troy ounce Silver African Lion coin has a nominal diameter of 40 millimeters and a thickness of 2.6 millimeters. With a reeded edge, the coin has a silver purity of .999. It has a beautiful proof finish that gives the coin a mirror-like shiny surface. The obverse of the coin depicts the image of a lion and a lioness. The lion is closely guarding the lioness. Both creatures are depicted with menacing looks on their faces and the lion’s mane is massive taking much of his facial area. The lion and the lioness move facing forward. The lion occupies the larger surface of the obverse. The text “AFRICAN LION” is debossed on the right side of the coin; from the top side to the mid-right section of the coin.

The national coat of arms of the Republic of Congo is engraved on the reverse side of the coin. It consists of a rampant lion holding a torch. A crown sits above the shield. The crown has the text “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO” written below it. The text is also engraved from the mid-left side of the coin to the mid-right side of the coin. Two large African elephants support the shield; one facing the left side, the other facing the right side of the coin. A ribbon with the national motto “UNITE TRAVAIL PROGRES”, which translates to: Unity, Work, Progress, is draped from a bar supporting the elephants. The monetary denomination of the coin; “5000 FRANCS”, the year of mintage; 2016, the size of the coin; “1 OZ”, and the silver purity of the coin; “999 SILVER”, are engraved at the bottom of the coin respectively- “5000 FRANCS 2016 1 OZ 999 SILVER”.

The coin was coined by the Scottsdale Mint. The coin being a legal tender currency, no taxes are imposed, thus, traders of the coin can buy Silver African Lion coins online free from sales tax. A gold Africa

Additional information


German Mint

Country of Origin



Rwanda African Wildlife

Pure Silver Content

1 Troy oz




40.00 mm


999 fine silver


50 Francs