Ghana Leopard silver and gold bullion coins (2022 Scottsdale Mint)
No sooner than covering 20 new bullion coins and looking forward to a break, another one comes out. Scottsdale Mint seems to be on a mission to get up to date on 2022 issues, and the Ghana-issued ‘African Leopard’ is the next in line. Launched in 2017 in silver form, there’s been a new design every year since, all of which you can see in our monster guide to Scottsdale bullion series.
The latest is, in our opinion, one of the best yet, eschewing dramatic posing with an elegant image of this apex predator surveying its territory. There’s just enough in the background to ground the cat in its habitat, and the truncated border serves dual purpose as a stylised sky. A very appealing design, we’ve been impressed with Scottsdale Mint’s ability of late to have a large release schedule, while keeping up the quality.
The primary issue here is the one-ounce silver, with a mintage of just 10,000 pieces. It has a proof-like finish and comes encapsulated, unlike the god variant. That one is aimed squarely at the collector, coming boxed with a C.O.A., a proof finish, and a mintage of just 100 pieces. A great addition to one of the mint’s longer-running series.
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