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African Springbok Golden Enigma 1000 CFA Francs 1oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Gabon 2014

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African Springbok Golden Enigma Edition 1000 CFA Francs 1oz .999 pure silver, full ruthenium & partly 24kt gold plated coin.

This beautiful new black coin issue features the Springbok in gold with all filigree details. The coin is completely plated with ruthenium and partly with pure gold. Third issue of the Golden Enigma Edition.

Mintage: 5,000 pieces. With luxury box and numbered COA.

 

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Country :Gabon
Year :2014
Face Value :1,000 CFA Francs
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :1 oz
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Brilliant uncirculated
Mintage :5,000 pcs. worldwide
Series :Golden Enigma
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The common name "springbok" comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words spring = jump and bok = male antelope or goat.

The specific epithet marsupialis (Latin: marsupium, "pocket") derives from a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back from the tail onwards. When the male springbok is showing off his strength to attract a mate, or to ward off predators, he starts off in a stiff-legged trot, jumping up into the air with an arched back every few paces and lifting the flap along his back. Lifting the flap causes the long white hairs under the tail to stand up in a conspicuous fan shape, which in turn emits a strong scent of sweat. This ritual is known as stotting or pronking from the Afrikaans meaning to boast or show off.

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African Springbok Golden Enigma 1000 CFA Francs 1oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Gabon 2014

African Springbok Golden Enigma 1000 CFA Francs 1oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Gabon 2014

African Springbok Golden Enigma Edition 1000 CFA Francs 1oz .999 pure silver, full ruthenium & partly 24kt gold plated coin.

This beautiful new black coin issue features the Springbok in gold with all filigree details. The coin is completely plated with ruthenium and partly with pure gold. Third issue of the Golden Enigma Edition.

Mintage: 5,000 pieces. With luxury box and numbered COA.

 

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