AFRICA UNITED Lion 3 Oz Silver Coin 1500 Francs Ivory Coast Benin Congo Mali Niger 2017

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This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is the first issue of a joint commemorative coin that is legal tender five different nations. The coin presents a Lion symbolizing the strength and unity of the African countries. The coin has a beautiful details, has a Proof quality and comes in a wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Ivory Coast - Benin - Congo - Mali - Niger
Year 2017
Face Value 1500 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter (mm) 55
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Africa
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20.4 % of its total land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria by population. Africa, particularly central Eastern Africa, is widely accepted as the place of origin of humans and the Hominidae clade (great apes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago, including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (modern human) found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.

 
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The reverse of the coin depicts a wonderful Lion resting under the hot sun, in the African clearing, symbolizing the nations united in a unique common project. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “AFRICA UNITED” – the name of the coin. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “3 oz 999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin presents an intricate design and depicts the Coat of Arms of five different Nations – Ivory Coast, Benin, Congo, Mali, Niger and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DE D’IVOIRE”, “REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN”, “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO”, “REPUBLIQUE DU MALI”, “REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER” – the issue countries and “1500 FRANCS” – the face value.

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