The South African Mints new Big Five Series is one of the newest collections of coins featuring animal species. The Big Five Series launched in 2019 as a five-coin series that features dual images on each coin that honor some of Africas most feared and respected native animals. Right now, you can purchase the 2019 South African Big Five Lion 1 oz Silver Coin from Provident Metals in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The coins in this listing come in both a protective capsule and a blister pack. The blister pack is much like a book with artwork and details on the coins. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
On the obverse side of each coin, you will see the image of a male lion with a massive mane. Though things are much different today, man and lion have interacted as far back as 17,000 years ago as told by cave paintings in modern-day France. While lions now inhabit Africa, their historic range once also included portions of the Middle East, all of sub-Saharan Africa, and large portions of Southern Europe into the Indian subcontinent.
The reverse face of each coin showcases the image of two lions facing forward. The image is an extreme close-up, which is a common design element in this series. In this image, the lions are so close to one another that you can hardly tell where one lion ends and the other begins.
The Big Five Series is built around the historic association with these animals who were coined the Big Five due to the difficulty and danger involved in hunting the creatures on foot. In modern times, these are considered must-see animals in their wild habitats, and tourists from around the world come to Africa to see these creatures where they live instead of in zoos.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||South African Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||RC Stone|
|Designer (Reverse)||JA Geldenhuys|
|Product Series||Big Five|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|