The latest addition to our bullion is this excellent Mandrill coin, issued for the African nation, Cameroon. A cool subject for a coin, and one not often seen in numismatics, the Mandrill is instantly recognisable for its highly coloured nose. As a bullion coin, colour isn’t a huge help, so fortunately, it’s a primate with a highly distinctive look as well. Scottsdale’s artist has done a great job balancing the esoteric visage with an undercurrent of menace – the adult male Mandrill being an animal quite capable of looking after its pride.
- 1 Troy Ounce | 999 Fine Silver
- Legal Tender in the Republic of Cameroon
- Quality Proof | Color Commemorative
- Packaged in a plastic capsule and Display Case
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity
- Limited Mintage 1500
The mandrill is an omnivorous primate species found predominantly in tropical rainforests and is confined to a small portion of west-central Africa that includes Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Closely related to baboons but shown to be part of their own genus, the mandrill is best known for its array of bright and bizarre coloring. Thanks to its blue-and-red snout and gold beard, the naturalist Charles Darwin said of the mandrill: “No other member in the whole class of mammals is coloured in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male mandrill.
|Denomination||3000 Francs CFA|
|Weight (g)||1 oz (31.1)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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