Big Five Silver | 2020 Buffalo 1 oz coin
- Declared Mintage: 15 000
- Size: 1oz Ag
- Fineness: .999 finess
- Certificate of Authenticity: Yes
- Packaging: Blister Pack
- Condition: New
- Composition: Silver
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
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The African Cape Buffalo is the last of the animals featured on this popular Big 5 coin series since its debut in 2019.
The demand for silver coins has grown steadily over the years and one of the key factors working in its favour is the affordability of the metal.
The Big Five Series of silver coins originates at the South African Mint and depicts five unique species native to the African continent. The five animals depicted in this collection are considered the hardest to hunt on foot and are, in some cases, among the most deadly predators in the world.
The series was launched at the World Money Fair in Berlin in early February. The series consists of a Brilliant Uncirculated-quality coin struck from 999.9 fine silver and a proof-quality version of the same and in March 2019.
The obverse of the silver buffalo
The obverse features a breath-taking design of the Cape buffalo, which fills up much of the surface area of the coin. The words ‘South Africa’, ‘Big 5 2021’ appear below the image, with the national coat-of-arms in the centre signifying its legal tender status.
The reverse of the silver buffalo
The reverse features two halves of a buffalo head. When two of those coins are placed next to each other, a complete close-up portrait of a buffalo is visible. By placing many of these coins next to each other, a whole buffalo herd appears.
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