The South African Mint announced the launch of the second animal in the Big 5 collectable coin range.
The Lion was launched on the 1st of March, coming several months after the issue of the Elephant which was launched in August 2021.
The Big 5 Series II unveils the long-awaited second portrait design of the obverse, while the reverse design remains unchanged from series I. This split portrait features a unique construct, which reveals a complete portrait of a lion only when placed side by side with another coin. In this way, an entire pride can be built by placing multiple coins next to each other.~ SA Mint ~
This limited coin series is available in fine-silver, 24ct gold and platinum.
To view these beautifully designed coins and read the full announcement you can visit the SA Mint website.