2020 5000 Franc Ivory Coast 5oz Silver Big Five Water Buffalo NGC MS70 Antiqued First Releases
Category: World Coins
Some of the world’s most dangerous wild animals live in Africa. Not long ago the highest mark a sportsman could attain was being able to hunt down “The Big Five” animals on the continent – the Elephant, Lion, Black Rhinoceros, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. Each animal was quite capable of killing humans, and they often did – even the herbivores! Now you can hunt down these animals without ever leaving the comfort of your home thanks to the release of a new series of coins, The Big Five Series, dedicated to these animals.
One of the latest in the Ivory Coast’s Big 5 coin series of African animals, this 2020-dated Water Buffalo Ultra High Relief Coin was struck in five full ounces of highly pure 99.9% silver. The obverse of the coin depicts a detailed image of a front facing water buffalo. Thanks to the incredible ultra high relief detail and special antiqued finish, the effect is extraordinary on this 50 mm coin! The coin’s reverse features the Coat of Arms for the Ivory Coast: a shield flanked by palms trees and the nation’s national animal – an Elephant!
This legal-tender 5000 Francs coin has been certified a perfect MS70 First Releases by NGC! The Mauquoy Mint struck just 999 of these coins for worldwide distribution and according to the NGC population report ONLY 80 have been certified MS70!! Plus, each coin has its own unique mintage number proudly etched onto its edge as well as displayed on the label.