Scottsdale launch chunky silver bullion coin for Congo featuring the Water Buffalo

Scottsdale Mint have expanded their range of big silver bullion coins with the launch of a new one issued for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Much like their other Egyptian themed series, these are chunky coins with multi-ounce weights.

Struck in 100g of fine 0.999 silver, just over three ounces, the design depicts the water buffalo, a big beast in its own right living in huge numbers across Asia. A half portrait of the animal looking straight ahead and with a stern expression on its face dominates the reverse of the coin. A smaller silhouette of a buffalo is placed in the background. Inscriptions bearing the coins composition and title are present here. The face has a concave strike, which along with the detailed design, makes this a good looking coin.

The obverse features the emblem of the Democratic Republic of Congo and makes a good match for the coin theme. The issuer, date and denomination are inscribed on this face. The background is textured to look like a pebbled river bed, another nice touch.

Sold singly or in tubes of seven coins, this is an interesting piece and if the premiums are reasonable, a good way to get some nice looking silver bullion. Available to order shortly with coins shipping later next week.

2017 WATER BUFFALO 100g SILVER BULLION COIN

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Scottsdale Mint is pleased to announce the release of the 100 gram Democratic Republic of the Congo Water Buffalo Silver Coin BU (2017).  The coin features a stunning concave design, crisp, reeded edges and a smooth river rock pattern embedded underneath the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Coat of Arms.  The complete mintage of the 100 gram Democratic Republic of the Congo Water Buffalo Silver Coin BU (2017) is limited to only 30,000 pieces.

The coin, manufactured and distributed by Scottsdale Mint and legal tender in the DRC, is struck in .999+ silver, weighing 100 grams each and will ship to you in tubes containing seven coins.  This coin is stunning and a must have for retail investors and collectors alike!

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2017 WATER BUFFALO
DENOMINATION 50 Francs CFA
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 100.0 grams
DIAMETER TBC mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
MODIFICATIONS Concave strike
MINTAGE 30,000
BOX / COA No/ No
SCOTTSDALE SILVER
By | 2017-04-14T10:31:26+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo, Scottsdale Mint|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. KenB April 21, 2017 at 17:44 - Reply

    The picture is a cape buffalo, not a water buffalo. Water buffalo are in SE Asia, not Africa

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate April 21, 2017 at 18:15 - Reply

      i thought that as well on release, but I did a little digging and the image is a decent representation of a wild water buffalo from Assam in Northern India, for example. There seems to be more diversity in this species than in the African Cape Buffalo and we usually picture the water buffalo like the domesticated animal similar to that in the featured image I used at top. I agree, it looks more like we imagine the Cape Buffalo to look though.

  2. Erik Nordgren September 2, 2017 at 03:44 - Reply

    Does anyone know of coin holders or storage options for these chunky coins? Been looking around and have come up empty handed… Thanks!

  3. Jared Wright September 9, 2017 at 17:45 - Reply

    I am wondering why it is legal tender of only 50 CFA? The conversion to US dollar is only $0.09. That doesn’t make sense for over 3 oz of silver.

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate September 9, 2017 at 23:07 - Reply

      That’s standard practice for virtually all modern commemorative coins. The value is a token to ensure its status as legal tender, but it isn’t designed to be spent. The Royal Mint have gold kilo coins denominated at just £800 for example, despite containing well over £30,000 worth of gold. It’s just a symbolic amount.

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