ELEPHANT Big Five 1 Kg Kilo Silver Coin 10000 Francs Ivory Coast 2018

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This incredible 1 Kg Silver coin is part of the “Big Five” series and features a beautiful closeup of an Elephant, known to be one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. The coin has an enormous high relief design and an Antique Finish quality, comes packed in a beautiful luxury wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely limited mintage to only 150 pieces worldwide!

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Specifications
Country Ivory Coast
Year 2018
Face Value 10000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 1000 (1 Kg)
Diameter (mm) 100
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 150
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Big Five
In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros (both black and white species), elephant, and Cape buffalo. The term “big five game” (usually capitalized or quoted as “Big Five”) was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Subsequently the term was adopted by safari tour operators for marketing purposes. The term is used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size. The big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big-game hunters to hunt. The 1990 and later releases of South African rand banknotes feature a different big-five animal on each denomination. Countries where all the members of the big five can be found include Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful Elephant, unfortunately one of the most hunted species of the world due to its extremely high illegal Ivory traffic. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “1KG .999 AG” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver, “MAUQUOY” – the Belgian Mint, “HAUT-RELIEF” – means high relief in French, and finally “ELEPHANT” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Ivory Coast, and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D’IVOIRE” – the issuing country, “2018” – the year of issue and “10000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.

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