|Country: Congo||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2013||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 2000 francs||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Coloring|
|ID: CG0008||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
There is a reason why eyes are often referred to as “windows of the soul” whether human or animal eyes - they portray the inside world and thus they never lie. The eyes of an animal are believed to hold a great deal of profoundness and mystery, for there are so many things they can express without a sound being uttered. The Amur Leopard 2013 starts one of the most interesting coin series boasting spectacular designs but also telling the fate of endangered species.
Issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 2 oz coin of pure 999 silver features the state coat of arms and the following legends: the face value of the coin and its issuing country. The worldwide mintage of the coin is strictly limited to 999 pieces.
Applied on the reverse and enriched in an innovative technique, there is the stunning image of the eye of the Amur leopard. The crystal clear eyeball is brilliant in color and thanks to its dome shape looks like a drop. The Amur Leopard or Panthera pardus orientalis is known to be the rarest big cat in the world with the approximate population about 35 animals remaining in the wild and around 160 in captivity. As of today, these leopards can only be found in the southern most tip of the Russian Far East along the borders with China. The inscriptions on the coin reverse include the name of the coin and its issuing year. Start your own collection of nature-themed coins with this impressive limited edition item!