2020 Ivory Coast 5 Ounce African Big 5 Water Buffalo Mauquoy Mint High Relief Silver Proof Coin
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We are thrilled to offer yet another (and sadly the last in the series) absolutely amazing partially hand fabricated high relief minting by Mauquoy Mint in Belgium and a follow up to the stunning 2019 Rhino issue.
The 2020 edition pays homage to the esteemed and endangered African Water Buffalo with the traditional ultra high relief fabrication, antique finish and luxury packaging.
The African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large Sub-Saharan African bovine. Syncerus caffer caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa. S. c. nanus (African forest buffalo) is the smallest subspecies, common in forest areas of Central and West Africa, while S. c. brachyceros is in West Africa and S. c. aequinoctialis is in the savannas of East Africa. The adult buffalo's horns are its characteristic feature: they have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield across the top of the head referred to as a "boss". They are widely regarded as among the most dangerous animals on the African continent, and according to some estimates they gore, trample, and kill over 200 people every year.
5 ounces .999 fine silver
Serial Number engraved on outer diameter
Fantastic thematic presentation packaging
About Mauquoy Mint:
In 1875 the engraver Maarten Mauquoy opened an engraving workshop in Belgium. His artistry was passed down, indeed enhanced, from generation to generation. Mauquoys excellent reputation spread and was soon attracting the attention of the royal house in Europe. The seal “Handmade in Belgium” bears witness to the high quality of Mauquoy.
Specifications:African "Big 5" Series
Grade: High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 5,000 Francs CFA
Metal Content: 5 troy oz
Issuer: Ivory Coast
Manufacturer: Mauquoy Mint
Diameter: 50 mm
Mint Capsule, Deluxe Wood Presentation Box, Certificate