Mammuthus Africanavus

Côte d'Ivoire 2010 - 1000 Francs CFA - Mammuthus Africanavus - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to prehistoric animals.

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Country Ivory Coast
Year 2010
Face Value currency Franc CFA
Face Value number 1000
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $92.43
Coin Story

Bone remains which have been found prove that the mammoths originated about four million years ago in Africa. The African Mammoth (mammuthus africanavus) is therefore among the oldest known species.
From Africa they diffused over Eurasia and North America and adapted themselves to the cold climate better and better. When one speaks of Mammoths today one has the Woolly Mammoth first in mind. They died out about 10’000 years ago. The definite explanation for their extinction has not yet been found but could have been the overhunting by humans, the rapid climate change or they could have fallen victim to an infectious disease.
Today in Alaska and Siberia ice conserved Mammoths are discovered and dug out again and again. By means of these discoveries researchers have been able to decipher a great part of the Mammoth genome in 2008. Maybe one of these days the clone technique will be advanced to the extent that with the help of their DNA these brilliant animals’ lives could be aroused again. Who knows what the future will bring. Already today it is by all means an absolute exciting thought to see Mammoths strolling in the steppes of Africa. This would be a world sensation!

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a prehistoric Mammoth. The animal is finely engraved into the silver proof background. A real piece of prehistoric fossilised Mammoth tooth is inserted in this beautiful silver coin.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire coat of arms. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D'IVOIRE’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘1000 FRANCS CFA’ is indicated in the exergue.


The Mammuthus Africanavus coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.


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