Celtic Animals is a new and very limited mintage silver bullion coin series from the Republic of Chad

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An interesting new series of silver bullion coins debuts at APMEX that features a look at the use of animal iconography by employing a Celtic style familiar to tattoo fans. First out is the Red deer, a major fertility symbol signifying life.

A 1oz silver coin, it kicks off a series that, with a tiny 5,000 mintage, is sure to find plenty of fans. Shipping from late October, this has a reasonable premium, especially considering the relative rarity. We look forward to seeing the next design.

REVERSE: Depicts a striking engraving of a full size Irish Red Deer with antlers. The design is made up of geometrical decorations over the deer, which is a Celtic form of art. Also included is the name of the coin and the series.

OBVERSE: Features the coat of arms of the Republic of Chad, a shield that is supported by a goat and lion on either side. Below the shield is a medal and scroll with the national motto in French, “Unite, Travail, Progres”, meaning Unity, Work, Progress in English.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION 500 Francs CFA (Chad)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 39.0 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 5,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / No

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