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LION Colored African Big Five 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2014


This attractive 1 Oz coin features a beautiful Lion, known to be the “King of Beasts”. The Silver coin has a brilliant high relief design, a vivid coloration and an Antique Finish quality. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide.

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African Lion
Renowned for its majesty and nicknamed "the king of the jungle", the lion possesses both beauty and strength. Lions vary in color but typically sport light yellow-brown coats. Mature male lions are unique among big cats due the thick brown or black manes that encircle their necks and protect them while fighting.
Lions consume a wide variety of prey, from wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs to sometimes rhinos and hippos. They will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles. Lions are also known to attack elephants when food is scarce.
The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950s. Today, fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa. Though lions used to live in most parts of Africa, they are now found only in the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa. Historically, in addition to Africa, lions were found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India. The only social member of the cat (Felidae) family, lions live in large groups called "prides," consisting of about 15 lions. Related females and their young make up the majority of the pride. A single male, or sometimes a small group of 2-3 males, will join a pride for an indefinite period, usually about 3 years or until another group of males takes over. Lions within a pride are often affectionate and, when resting, seem to enjoy good fellowship with lots of touching, head rubbing, licking and purring. The males are territorial, and will roar and use scent markings to establish their domains.

  • CountryBurkina Faso
  • Year2014
  • Face Value1000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful Lion head, with all details in high relief and Antique Finish quality. Through this beautiful traditional minting, the Lion looks very real thanks to an attractive coloration, in a perfect combination of yellow, orange and brown. On the bottom of the reverse, the issue year: “2014” and on the top, the name of the coin: “The African Big Five”. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Burkina Faso and the face value – “1000 Francs”.