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African Lion Series – 2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin

The 2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin is the first coin issued in the new ModernCoinMart (MCM) exclusive “African Lion” coin series. The focus of this freshly launched lion coin series will be on the African lion. Every year a new coin with a different design will be issued, but the main focus will remain on the African lion.   

2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin

The 2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin, which is legal tender of 5000 Francs in the Republic of Burundi, features a pair of lions, male and female, on the reverse of the coin. The lions are lying down next to each other, while keeping a watchful eye over their territory, which include savanna and grassland. The male features an impressive mane and the reverse of the coin includes the inscription: “African Lion 2015”.

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2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin – Obverse

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2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin – Reverse

The obverse on the other hand features the portrait of a forward facing male lion. This portrait or design was taken from the Seal of the Republic of Burundi, which is the issuing authority of this lion coin and/or the African Lion series. The inscription on the banner under the portrait of the lion reads: “Unite, Travail, Progres”, which translates from French to English as “Unity, Work, Progress”. All sound principles any sovereign nation should treasure.

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2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin – Individually serial numbered certificate of authenticity

Other inscriptions on the obverse of this lion coin include: “Republic of Burundi 2015” and “5000 Francs – 1oz 999 Silver”.

What is the African Lion?

The African lion, also known as the “king of beasts” and “the king of the jungle”, count among the cats that form part of the lion or Panthera leo group of cats. It is a member of the family Felidae, and is after the tiger, the second largest living cat.

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African Lion – Male

Source of Image: GoPixPic.com

The African lion can still be found in the wild in sub-Saharan Africa, including Burundi, where it has a life span of 10–14 years. Like the case is with humans, female lions or lionesses tend to live longer than male lions. The reason for this is primarily because male lions constantly fight with other male lions over territory. This often than not result in injuries that impact negatively on the overall live span of males. Then of course there is the impact of the constant nagging of the lionesses, but that is a story for another day.

The number of African lions has seen a 30-50% decline over two decades during the second half of the 20th century, especially in areas outside national parks and designated reserves. The cause of this is not yet fully understood, but conflict with humans, both in terms of competition for habitat and otherwise; seems to be the primary reason for the state of affairs. This is despite the fact that the lion was at some stage the most widespread large land mammal after humans.

African Lion Pride

African Lion – Members of the Pride

Source of Image: GoodFon.su

The African lion is an extremely social animal and normally forms part of a group of lions that consist of lionesses, their offspring and a few adult males (normally the fittest and strongest). This group is called a pride and sustains itself through hunting and scavenging. The females normally do the hunting in groups, while the males primarily spare their energy for mating, to mark of territory and to defend that territory against intruders such as hyenas. The video below shows how a male lion marks of its territory and defend its territory…

The typical habitat of the African lion includes savanna and grassland, but when necessary, they may take to bush and forest. Lions are primarily nocturnal animals that like to sleep during the day and hunt during the night. However, they are to some extent crepuscular in nature, which means they can be very active during twilight or between dawn and dusk. Here is a fitting tribute to the African lion…

http://youtu.be/ZQISIgdTKV0

Where is the Republic of Burundi?

The Republic of Burundi is a small landlocked country within the African Great Lakes region in Southeast Africa.

Flag of Burundi

Flag of Burundi

It is the home of the Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples, who have lived in Burundi for over 500 years. Burundi has seen much conflict and strife, including foreign invasion and a bloody civil war. This, a lack of access to education and corruption have and are contributing to the fact that Burundi is today, not only among the 5 poorest countries in the world, but also the hungriest country in the world percentage wise.

Despite the above-mentioned challenges, the people of Burundi are trying to make a new beginning. They seem to place a high value on the sanctity of human life nowadays, especially after the 1972 and 1994 mass killings or genocides that took place in Burundi.

Coat of Arms Burundi

Coat of Arms Burundi

Source of Above Images: Wikipedia

By buying the 2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin, you will not only contribute to your own happiness and success, but also to the happiness and success of the Burundian people, since the coin will certainly help to send out a positive image of Burundi and its people.

Back to the coin…

The 2015 Burundi 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver African Lion 5000 Francs Coin is or will be available for sale in the following versions:

  • Collectors Edition Gilt Version: This collectors version was not yet available for sale at the time of writing.
  • Collectors Edition Colorized Version: This collectors version was not yet available for sale at the time of writing.
  • GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) Version: The GEM BU version is intended for trade as a bullion coin.

The following product options were available for sale at the time of writing:

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Single Coins

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs NGC MS70 ER

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs NGC MS70 ER

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs NGC MS69 ER

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs NGC MS69 ER

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof in Wooden Box

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof in Wooden Box

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU

Multiple Coin Lots

Lot of 10 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

Lot of 10 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

Lot of 5 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

Lot of 5 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof

Lot of 10 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Lot of 10 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Lot of 5 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Lot of 5 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Rolls

Roll of 20 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Roll of 20 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Sealed Boxes of 500 Coins

Box of 500 - 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Box of 500 – 2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)

A frequently updated list of products currently available for sale can be found here

Why should you be interested in this coin and series?

  • First coin in new African Lion Series.
  • GEM PROOF coin limited to a 1,000 coins and GEM BU coin limited to 50,000 coins.
  • Three nines fine silver.
  • Legal tender of the Republic of Burundi.
  • The ideal gift for any occasion.
  • Unique coin – Each year a new coin with a different design will be issued, but the main focus will be on the African Lion.
  • Exclusive worldwide distribution by reputable online coin & precious metals dealer ModernCoinMart (MCM).
  • Help to create a positive image of Burundi and its people.

Specs

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM Proof – Specs

Lion Coin GEM PROOF

2015 Burundi 1 oz. .999 Silver African Lion 5000 Francs GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) – Specs

Lion Coin GEM BU

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SilverUSD 15.73   per Ounce
PlatinumUSD 868.50   per Ounce

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