The African Springbok - Smick Ounce Edition

Gabon 2014 - 1000 Francs CFA - The African Springbok - Smick Ounce Edition - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 1.000 of the special coin sets have been issued by Allcollect!
This silver proof coin is the thickes coin ever made and is dedicated to the famous African Springbok.
$232.83

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Country Gabon
Year 2014
Face Value currency Franc CFA
Face Value number 1000
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 20 mm
Edge Flat
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $232.83
Coin Story

The thickest one ounce silver coins ever released, 9.4 mm! It is featuring the famous African Springbok not only on the obverse of the coin but also milled on the rim of the coin. Additional the individual numbering on each coin can here be found.
The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The common name "springbok" comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words spring = jump and bok = male antelope or goat. The specific epithet marsupialis (Latin: marsupium, "pocket") derives from a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back from the tail onwards. When the male springbok is showing off his strength to attract a mate, or to ward off predators, he starts off in a stiff-legged trot, jumping up into the air with an arched back every few paces and lifting the flap along his back. Lifting the flap causes the long white hairs under the tail to stand up in a conspicuous fan shape, which in turn emits a strong scent of sweat. This ritual is known as stotting or pronking from the Afrikaans meaning to boast or show off.

Reverse Design

The reverse features the signature African Springbok. On the Edge, you will find additional Springbok engravings and the number of the coin!

Obverse Design

The obverse features the coat of arms of Gabon. On the Top it says "Republique Gabonaise" and at the bottom "1000 FRANC CFA".

Packaging

The The African Springbok - Smick Ounce Edition silver coin comes encapsuled in a huge plexi-glass shell, with a specially fittet presentation box. This coin also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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