PREHISTORIC LIFE: WOOLY MAMMOTH 2021 Congo 1oz .999 BU silver coin

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PREHISTORIC LIFE: WOOLY MAMMOTH 2021 Congo 1oz .999 BU silver coin

The fourth issue of the series Prehistoric Life from the Congo moves forward in time and this issue is dedicated to the wooly mammoth which lived in the Old and Middle Pleistocene – about 800,000 to 600,000 years ago.  The mammoth was mainly found in Siberia, northern Eurasia, and North America. The widespread distribution of wooly mammoths was accompanied by numerous finds of skeletons and mummified carcasses, so that the appearance and lifestyle of the prehistoric giants could be reconstructed very comprehensively. Male specimens reached an average shoulder height of 2.7 to 3.4 meters and a considerable weight of up to 8 tons. The name of the wooly mammoth derived from its fur, the hair of which could grow up to 90 cm long.

Obverse face

Depicts a wooly mammoth being harassed by Stone Age hunters. Above the dramatic scene are the inscriptions “WOOLY MAMMOTH”, “0.8 MIO YEARS – 1.800 YEARS BC” and the year of issue 2021. The motive is surrounded by the title of the Series “PREHISTORIC LIFE” as well as a timeline which shows the three earth ages Cretaceous, Tertiary, and Quaternary.

Presentation

Limited to just 10,000 pieces, this proof-like bullion coin comes with a capsule.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION 20 Francs
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.61mm
FINISH Brilliant Uncirculated
MINTAGE 10,000

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