Minted in Germany, the Rwanda Wildlife Series was originally launched in 2008 with the introduction of the Silver Benin Elephant coin. The series of Rwanda silver coins has become a staple of the African series and consistently produce coins of exceptional quality. Subsequently Rwanda silver wildlife coins are highly-prized assets amongst collectors.
The series celebrates Africa’s rich and fascinating animal kingdom and feature a different animal and a new design every year. Thanks to the unique design, the Silver African Wildlife series presents an attractive proposition for collectors, and with a purity of 99.9% silver also appeal to investors. With a high liquidity value, owners of African Wildlife coins can expect an excellent return on your investment.
Buying African Wildlife coins from the CoinInvest online store could not be easier. All you have to do is choose the coin you would like to purchase from the selection above and click on the image to take you through to the product description page. From there you can add your selection to your shopping cart and either proceed to check-out or continue browsing our products for more bargains.
Please note that the face value of 50 Rwandan francs does not represent the true value of these coins - with current silver spot prices, the coins are much more valuable. The weight denoted in "oz" represents "one troy ounce" and weighs exactly 31.1034768 grams.
The Rwanda wildlife series was originally launched in 2008 with the Benin, Rwanda and Somalia all taking part. The Rwandan coins featured a Gorilla, and an extremely low mintage and just 5000 coins makes this first edition a highly prized asset.
Rwanda solicited the services of German Mint, B H Mayer to produce their coins and in 2009, the coins features the recognisable image of the African Elephant. In subsequent years the coins have featured, a lion (2010), Zebra (2011), Rhino (2012), Cheetah (2013), Impala (2014) and the Cape Buffalo (2015).
The coins are only produced once a year to a specified mintage rather than on demand. This makes the Rwanda silver series a highly sought after asset and ensure the price increases year on year. It is not unheard for older coins to fetch five times or more over spot price.
One of the attractions of the Rwanda wildlife silver series is the design. The coins are produced featuring a different animal each year, thus have a unique design that is highly attractive to collectors and investors alike. The textured design on the reverse side gives the coins an eye-catching appeal. Also featured on the reverse side is confirmation the coins weight one ounce, the year of issue and the 999 silver purity.
The obverse side features the National Seal of Rwanda which was officially restyled in 2001. The motif includes the words, “Unity, Work, Patriotism,” written in the local language of Kinyarwanda.
The Republic of Rwanda first commissioned the silver wildlife series in 2008 and approached renowned German company BH Mayer Kunstprageanstalt GmbH to produce a one ounce coin featuring a fineness of .999 pure silver. The coins were to be called African Ounces.
Since the inauguration, a different coin has been produced each year featuring a new animal associated with African wildlife. Mintages are typically low and only produced once a year, although due to their popularity the number of coins struck each year is increasing.
The Mayer Mint started as a family run business in 1871 and has built a global reputation as exceptional Mint Masters. Throughout their illustrious history, the company has embraced new developments and techniques to ensure their products are expertly crafted to the highest standards of the day.
Their commitment and endeavour to produce designs with timeless appeal is evident in the African wildlife series and by using meticulously controlled security techniques and precise measurements provide the security investors want to be assured of when purchasing silver bullion.
Given the rareness of Rwanda silver bullion CoinInvest are always keen to acquire issues of the wildlife series. Therefore if you have any coins for sale, contact a member of our sales support team with the details and we will be happy to prepare an offer on your behalf. As a leading dealer of precious metal products we can promise to offer highly competitive deals on African wildlife silver coins.