|Country: Rwanda||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2016||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 50 Francs||Dimensions: 40||Coin Accent: Gilding|
|ID: RW0020||Quality: BU|
|Mintage quantity: 5000 pcs|
This breathtaking black coin is the newest issue of the Golden Enigma Edition and features African Meerkats in gold and all filigree details. Struck from 1 oz silver 999 BU, the coin is a unique combination of black and gold: it’s completely plated with ruthenium and partly with 24 kt gold! The worldwide mintage is limited to 5 000 pieces. Housed in a black luxury box with a numbered CoA inside, the new Golden Enigma coin is a desirable collector’s item!
The obverse features the national symbol of the Republic of Rwanda that consists of a ring with a knot tied at the upper end of the ring. There is also the inscription 'Repubulika Y'U Rwanda' and below is the national motto 'Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu' (Unity, Work, Patriotism).
The reverse features a relief African Meerkat family of three with the continent of Africa arching over the animals. To achieve the unusual black surface of the coin, it was coated with silver-gray ruthenium, one of the platinum metals that looks like platinum but is rarer. Meerkats (also called suricates) are squirrel-sized animals famed for their upright posture. They are found in the deserts and grasslands of Africa, including southwestern Botswana, western and southern Namibia, and north and west South Africa.