Silver African Meerkat

  • Introduction: 2016
  • Fineness: 99.9%
  • Tax Status: No sales tax
  • Mint: Mayer Mint
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Buy Silver African Meerkat coins online. The Silver African Meerkat is one of the coins in the African Wildlife series. The coin was first released in Rwanda, in 2016. The coin is also referred to as the Rwandan Meerkat Silver coin. It is the ninth coin in the series.

The 1 t/oz coin has a diameter of 40 millimeters and a thickness of 3 millimeters. It has a silver purity of 99.9% and has a reeded edge. The obverse of the coin depicts three meerkats at the bottom-left of the coin; two facing on the left profile of the coin, one facing forward. The African continent, with a rugged finish, outlines itself from the top of the coin to the bottom, arching over the three meerkats. It covers almost half of the obverse side of the coin. The inscription “AFRICAN OUNCE” is on the left side of the coin; from the bottom-left to the top-left of the coin, in a clockwise direction. The year of coinage is at the top-right of the coin- “2016”. The size of the coin- “1 OZ”, the silver purity- “FINE SILVER 999” are engraved at bottom of the coin, following each other in that order- “1 OZ FINE SILVER 999” from the bottom-left to the mid-right section.

The reverse of the Silver African Meerkat coin portrays the national seal of Rwanda. It consists of a stem of sorghum, a branch of a coffee tree and a traditional basket which are surmounted on a cog wheel. Two shields protect the inner components of the seal; one on the right, the other on the left. The motto of Rwanda is written on a ribbon below the shield; “UBUMWE – UMURIMO – GUKUNDA IGIHUGU”, which translate to Unity, Work, Patriotism. The text “BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA” is inscribed from the mid-left to the mid-right, translating to National Bank of Rwanda. “AMAFARANGA 50 MIRONGO ITANU” is engraved at the bottom of the coin; from the mid-left to the mid-right. The text translates to: Francs 50 Fifty.

Mayer Mint, established in 1871, produced the coin. Being a legal tender currency, traders of the coin can buy Silver African Meerkat coins online exempt from sales tax or VAT making it a popular African Silver coin amongst investors.

Additional information


German Mint

Country of Origin



Rwanda African Wildlife

Pure Silver Content

1 Troy oz




40.00 mm


999 fine silver


50 Francs