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AFRICAN SPRINGBOK THREE DIMENSIONAL 3D Antelope 3 Oz Silver Coin 2000 Francs Gabon 2014


The highest 3 ounces silver coin ever released (37 mm). It is featuring the famous African Springbok and ground finished with a .999 gold application. First Dome capsule which lock the coin inside it! Definitely a numismatic exclusive jewel to collect. Mintage only 999 pcs worldwide!

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The African Sprinbok
The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The common name "springbok" comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words spring = jump and bok = male antelope or goat.

The specific epithet marsupialis (Latin: marsupium, "pocket") derives from a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back from the tail onwards. When the male springbok is showing off his strength to attract a mate, or to ward off predators, he starts off in a stiff-legged trot, jumping up into the air with an arched back every few paces and lifting the flap along his back. Lifting the flap causes the long white hairs under the tail to stand up in a conspicuous fan shape, which in turn emits a strong scent of sweat. This ritual is known as stotting or pronking from the Afrikaans meaning to boast or show off.

  • CountryGabon
  • Year2014
  • Face Value2000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)65
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

This is the world’s first 3 oz silver full dimensional minting coin. The coin has the highest relief ever minted (37mm) and it is the first time that a coin is packed in a patented dome capsule which lock the coin in a floating state. This springbok was especially created by an artist exclusive for this coin issue. On the horns each single wave is visible. Even details like the ears the eyes or also the muscles are engraved in this sculpture. From each side the Springbok looks amazing. Even the ground is very detailed, on the left side a small hill is visible with a Protea flower (national flower of South Africa) directly in front of the Springbok, also very detailed. The coin comes in a modern dome capsule that secures the coin between the bottom and the dome. The Springbok and the ground are finished with .999 gold to reinforces the details. After the finishing process the parts are polished by hand.