2018 5000 Franc 1-oz Silver African Lion NGC PF69UCAM First Releases Lion Label - Black

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The image is unmistakable. Framed by a lush mane, a feline face that radiates wisdom, authority and, if provoked, unimaginable fury. The lion, also known as panthera leo, has captured the imaginations of civilizations for millennia. Stories of their ferocity and fearsome nature have been told for generations. However, the more we know about these fascinating animals, the more we've discovered their beauty and vulnerability. Adorable as cubs and majestic as adults, the lions of the African savanna still attract tourists and transfix millions around the globe today.

It's these same animals that serve as the namesake of the popular African Lion proof. Struck since 2015, this beautiful series has been shared by several African countries, each year showcasing a new reverse design. For 2018, the Republic of Chad is issuing this beloved proof coin for the second year in a row. With a reverse by acclaimed pencil artist Casey "Remrov" Vormer, this 2018 One-Ounce Silver African Lion Proof is among the most stunning yet!

  • BORN IN GRAPHITE, IMMORTALIZED IN SILVER! -- Known as "Remrov," Montreal-based Casey Vormer's lifelike illustrations have received international acclaim for their extraordinary detail. As an autistic savant, Remrov's sharp focus and uncanny ability to capture even the minutest elements of an image are beyond remarkable. This 2018 One-Ounce Silver African Lion Proof faithfully recreates his masterpiece "Lion King."


  • PROOF-STRUCK IN 99.9% FINE SILVER -- These exceptional coins begin as hand-selected one-ounce planchets of 99.9% fine silver. Then, using polished dies and multiple strikes, each blank is transformed into a lustrous proof that exhibits razor sharp details and mirror-like fields.


  • CHAD LEGAL TENDER -- Issued by the Republic of Chad, each 2018 One-Ounce Silver African Lion Proof is 5,000 Central Africa CFA francs legal tender, as seen on the coin's obverse along with a map of Africa that features Chad's shape and placement in the continent


  • CERTIFIED NEAR-FLAWLESS -- Your coin will come certified Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69 UC) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a distinction that means your almost-flawless 2018 One-Ounce Silver African Lion Proof will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections. In addition, your Silver African Lion Proof will be certified First Releases (FR) by NGC, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue. Finally, your proof will be sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a black core insert and a colorful African Lion label, giving you the best in protection while granting clear sightlines and perfect visual contrast for every beautiful detail.


  • A LIMITED MINTAGE EVENT! -- This 2018 series will be limited to a run of only 1,000 proofs -- a tight run for a fan favorite!

These gorgeous proofs have been attracting collectors and lion fanatics for years. Whether you're new to the series or have collected them since the beginning, these 2018 African Lion Proofs make perfect collection additions as well as excellent gifts. Don't wait for this pack to roam out of sight -- pounce on these stunning silver proofs today!

Year of Issue 2018
Country Chad
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Grade PF69UCAM
Pedigree First Releases
Denomination 5000.00
Currency Type Francs CFA
Coin Weight 31.10 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38.1mm
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