Scottsdale are back with a new addition to their limited mintage Ghanaian issued range of bullion coins called African Leopard. As you can tell from that name, it’s one of an expanding selection of bullion coins featuring animals, and especially, big cats. The first of this particular series to debut came in 2017 with a decent 50,000 mintage issue. This was followed last year by an excellent and atypical design showing a leopard dragging its prey into a tree. A tiny mintage of just 8,500 meant this one sold out quickly.
This years issue has seen the mintage rise back up a little to 25,000 units. That seems to be a decent number these days, balancing between a reasonable premium and good collectability. The image employed is a clever one. The leopard head poking through a hole in the shape of the African continent is neat, and aided by a surrounding pattern that could almost be ocean currents or winds. The series title and the coin composition are inscribed here.