Purity 0.999 (99.9%)
Weight 1 Troy Ounce (31,1 g)
Diameter 40 mm
Attributes Brilliant Uncirculated
Packaging Sealed in Original Plastic Cover
The seventeenth issue of the African Ounce Series from Rwanda is dedicated to the Mountain Gorilla, which also graced the first issue of the series in 2008 and thus celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2023. The motive features an image of the African continent and a Gorilla family. The design also includes the inscriptions “AFRICAN OUNCE,” “2023,” “1oz FINE SILVER 999” and the anniversary dates “2008 – 2023”. The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Rwanda.
The habitat of the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is limited to two areas in Africa – the Virunga Volcanoes area and the Bwindi Forest. There, they live in groups consisting of about 10 individuals, which is larger than other gorilla populations. Mountain gorillas are also the subspecies of the great ape family that lives most distinctively on the ground and feeds most on leaves. The African Ounce Series with annually changing motive honors a different African species each year.