Celebrate 10 years of one of the world's most intriguing silver coins. The 2018 1oz Rwanda Giraffe is an essential buy for lovers of wildlife-themed coins and serious collectors. It's also an excellent investment thanks to its silver content and relative rarity.
The 1oz Rwanda Giraffe is the 10th release in the very popular Rwanda Wildlife Series. Although these striking coins carry the Rwandan coat of arms, they are struck by B H Mayer in Munich Germany. The series began in 2008 with the Rwanda Gorilla silver coin and a limited mintage of just 5,000 ensured that it soon grabbed the attention of dealers and collectors. Although mintages have risen over the years as demand for Rwanda Wildlife Series silver coins increases, they rarely top 100,000.
All coins in the series feature the animals that roam the African continent, although not all are indigenous to Rwanda. The giraffe, however, is. These elegant creatures prefer grassy plains and savannah. They can be seen in the country's Akagera and Volcanoes National Parks where they tower over trees as they browse.
The 2018 1oz Rwanda Silver Giraffe features an adult giraffe followed by a younger animal as they stride over a grassy plain with native trees in the background. As always, a map of Africa is to the right with the words 'AFRICAN OUNCE' on the left edge and the coin's year of issue, its weight and purity to the right. The obverse shows the Rwanda coat of arms with an inscription in Kinyarwanda, one of the country's native languages, along with the coin's denomination of 50 Rwandan Francs.