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CROCODILE EYE Real Effect 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2016


This impressive Silver coin presents the beauty of a ferocious creature, the Crocodile, in an extraordinary way: the eye of this animal is made with the Real Effect Minting Technology. The coin weight is 1 Ounce, has an antique finish quality and will be shipped in a special case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pieces worldwide.

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Availability date: 11/17/2016

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Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, Crocodylidae that includes Tomistoma, is not used in this article. The term crocodile here applies only to the species within the subfamily of Crocodylinae. The term is sometimes used even more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia, which includes Tomistoma, the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae), the gharials (family Gavialidae), and all other living and fossil Crocodylomorpha. Although they appear to be similar to the untrained eye, crocodiles, alligators and the gharial belong to separate biological families. The gharial having a narrow snout is easier to distinguish, while morphological differences are more difficult to spot in crocodiles and alligators. The most obvious external differences are visible in the head with crocodiles having narrower and longer heads, with a more V-shaped than a U-shaped snout compared to alligators and caimans. Another obvious trait is that the upper and lower jaws of the crocodiles are the same width, and the teeth in the lower jaw fall along the edge or outside the upper jaw when the mouth is closed; therefore, all teeth are visible unlike an alligator; which possesses small depressions in the upper jaw, into which the lower teeth fit. Also, when the crocodile's mouth is closed, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw fits into a constriction in the upper jaw. For hard-to-distinguish specimens, the protruding tooth is the most reliable feature to define the family that the species belongs to. Crocodiles have more webbing on the toes of the hind feet and can better tolerate saltwater due to specialized salt glands for filtering out salt, which are present but non-functioning in alligators. Another trait that separates crocodiles from other crocodilians is their much higher levels of aggression.

  • CountryBurkina Faso
  • Year2016
  • 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
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The reverse of the coin presents an interesting part of the crocodile, his eye, which is applied and enriched with an innovative technique, in brilliant green color, which is not flat, it´s dome shaped and looks like a drop. An innovative technique for Silver coins. In the top of the reverse, the inscription: “Crocodile Eye” – the name of the coin. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “2016” – the issue year. The obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Burkina Faso and face value: “1000 Francs CFA”.