African Silver Bullion Coins

by blackspanielgallery

Several nations of Africa issue silver bullion coins. Some of the most attractive bullion coins available come from the continent of Africa.

African Silver Bullion Coins Can Be Interesting.

African silver bullion coins are not as well-known as those from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia. But, the images on some of these coins are beautiful representations of African wildlife.

While many African countries have not authorized bullion coins, some have. And, the images most common are those of wildlife.

Several African countries, Somalia and the Congo, repeat the single animal theme, but vary the image annually. This year the Republic of South Africa has issued a Krugerrand silver bullion coin for the first time ever. Also, the republic of Chad has issued the Lion silver bullion coin. Of special interest is the Wildlife Coins of Rwanda. These change annually, featuring different wild animals.

Somali Elephant

The Somali Elephant bullion coins are quite attractive.  The image on the reverse changes annually.  This is an ongoing series, with quite a few attractive coins.


This coin comes in a variety of sizes.  The silver coins include fractional coins, which are coins of less than one ounce.  There are tenth, quarter, and half-ounce coins available.  Larger coins include the two-ounce, five-ounce, ten-ounce, and one-kilogram coins.  This is the series to consider for an abundance of sizes.

Congo Silverback Gorilla

The Republic of Congo has a beautiful Silverback Gorilla coin, which as a unique reverse design annually.  This is an impressive series.  The coins feature the head of the Silverback Gorilla in an annual pose.

Silver Krugerrand

While the silver Krugerrand has been minted in other years, 2018 is the inaugural year for the bullion version.  This coin is highly sought after.

Republic of Chad Lion

The Republic of Chad issues silver bullion.  The most attractive of the bullion coins from Chad is the Lion.  The coin depicts the head of a male lion with an impressive mane.

Rwanda Bullion Coins

Rwanda issues a wildlife series.  These coins change animals annually.  The 2018 coin is the impressive giraffe.  The reverse shows giraffes on the left, and the continent of Africa on the right.  The split between the animal of the year and the continent of Africa is the norm for this series.


This series is perhaps the most attractive of the wildlife coins.


In addition, Rwanda has a series of silver bullion coins showing sailing ships under full sail.  The 2017 coin presents the Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship.  The 2018 coin shows the HMS Endeavour, Nelson’s ship of discovery.  These coins are beautiful, even though they deviate from the wildlife coins that comprise most of the African nations’ silver bullion.  This series is well worth consideration for its excellent designs. 


African silver bullion should not be overlooked in a collection. 


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Updated: 10/29/2018, blackspanielgallery
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blackspanielgallery on 10/29/2018

I had the 2017 Chad Lion showing. The image is now correct.

blackspanielgallery on 10/29/2018

It seems to be a lioness. I have no idea of a connection between Rwanda and the sailing ships.

DerdriuMarriner on 10/29/2018

blackspanielgallery, Thank you for the backstories and products: very lovely. Is there a historical connection between landlocked Rwanda and the Endeavour and Santa Maria? Isn't the Tchad coin of a lioness?

blackspanielgallery on 10/28/2018

I am about to post the U. K. bullion coins. I believe you will be surprised. The article is written, but I have to find the products yet. Realize I show only one side. The other is often a coat od arms for the country.

As for the queen, I had someone at a coin show looking to buy a beautiful coin. It was either Canadian or Australian. He asked about the other side, and left saying he wanted no coin with the Queen. Another person asked for anything British and bought one for each grandchild. You never know what a person wants.

Veronica on 10/28/2018

These are remarkable to me. I have never seen coins with animals on before.

In Britain we have to have the monarch's head on coins . These African ones are beautiful and far more attractive than UK coins .

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