The Prehistoric Life Series of premium bullion coins have been issued by the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2020, with each coin celebrating a different prehistoric species. They’ve been a solid hit with collectors and fans of prehistoric wildlife collectibles, and the seventh issue in the series — celebrating the ancient Gigantopithecus primate species — looks like a sure bet to continue that popularity. The 2022 1 oz Congo Silver Gigantopithecus Coin is now available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective plastic capsule!
- Issued in 2022, the seventh entry in the Prehistoric Life Series!
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 pieces!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 Pure Silver.
- Face value of 20 Francs backed by the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Obverse side features the Republic’s coat of arms.
- Reverse side features a portrait of a Gigantopithecus giant ape.
Gigantopithecus was the largest ape that ever lived, standing up to ten feet high and weighing as much as 1,100 pounds, and roamed the tropical forests of southern China for millions of years. They died out a few hundred thousand years ago as the global climate shifted and their forest habitats were replaced by less abundant savannahs, but has made an influential mark on the society and culture of modern humans. Gigantopithecus remains provided the initial fuel for myths like Bigfoot and the Yeti, but they also fueled scientific research and the development of the field of paleontology.
The 2022 Congo Silver Gigantopithecus Coin commemorates these extraordinary giant apes in pure silver with a brilliant uncirculated finish that retains its original mint luster. It comes in a protective plastic case and ships fully-insured against even the remote possibility of damage or loss. With a limited mintage of only ten thousand coins, you’ll want to order early to add this gorgeous item to your collection.
The coin’s obverse side features the official coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its motto, “Justice,” “Paix,” “Travail.” It also carries the inscriptions “Republique Democratique du Congo,” “20 Francs,” and “1 oz Ag .999.”
The reverse features an image of a Gigantopithecus in its original forest habitat with a lake in the background, accompanied by an inscription of its name, the timespan it lived in, and the coin issue year “2022.” The rim of the coin features an inscribed timeline of prehistoric epochs from the Cretaceous through the Quaternary, along with the title inscription “Prehistoric Life.”
For more information about this 1 oz silver coin, contact the team at JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also reach us at our online live chat for via e-mail.