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Congo DNA Cheetah "Elements of Life" Silver coin 2000 Francs 2014 Real DNA of Cheetah in capsule Proof 2 oz

$194.94 Old Price: $299.90

Product Code: NC-S-DNK-14-1
Availability: IN STOCK
Metal Silver
Mintage 999
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 2
Denomination (CFA) 2000 Francs
Weight (g) 62.20
Size (mm) 50 mm (giant hand size)
Year of Issue 2014
Country Congo
Quality Proof
Decoration Capsule with original DNA of Cheetah embedded
Package Luxury Black Box
Certificate of Authenticity Numbered certificate of authenticity


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✔ The Cheetah DNA coin is the First World DNA Coin
✔ The first issue of the brand new series “Elements of Life”.
✔ The unique design - original DNA of Cheetah embedded
✔ 2 oz Pure Silver 999 purity
✔ Its uniqueness is guaranteed by the limited mintage of 999 coins
✔ Offered in a luxury black box
Your benefits:
• Extremely high international collector demand
• Highly appreciated in The Investing in Collectible Coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift
Interesting facts about this unique coin
• How long did it take to turn the idea of a DNA coin into reality?
The very first idea rose up in July 2013 and the first samples were minted by mid of
December 2013. Although a half year might sound long at first, a look at the numbers show what really went into this project:
- more than 600 man-hours
- more than 50 sketches prepared by designers
- more than 130 pictures taken in the zoo
- the work of six companies from different branches combined
• What were the biggest challenges?
Product manager had to face several challenges. The first step was to research if it would be even possible to extract animal DNA yet make it visible and conserve it.
Then a laboratory needed to be found, capable of the extraction and conserving. It
needed to be 100% trustworthy and willing to certify the final product. Next we had to find a zoo that shelters endangered animals and would allow us to collect DNA material (for example saliva). Also mint wanted the zoo to certify the final product.
After all these steps were ready, we were still far away from the finished coin!
Finding a glaziery for the extremely filigrane ampulla, a mint who could combine the
ampulla into the silver and many more questions came up during the process.
• Will it be just this coin or is a series planned?
Two coins will be issued per year, featuring endangered animals. So far the planning includes tigers, apes and even whales. The only limit is of course set by the access to the tissue of these animals.
The Concept
DNA is the vital base of all creatures on Earth. What can be a better symbol for the protection of endangered species than conserving their unique DNA?
Extracting real DNA and conserve it in a coin - without harming the animal at all!
The Partners
Mint cooperates with one of the leading European laboratories. It executes bio-medical researches and conducts standard-
setting molecular DNA diagnostic. For „Elements of Life“ certified DNA sections was prepared.
Mint also cooperated with the zoo Arche Noah Brunswick. It is specialised on endangered animals and their breeding, working
together with known organisations like Stiftung Artenschutz (Wildlife Conservation Foundation) and the BNA (German Association of Professional Wildlife Conservation). Each sold coin helps the zoo as a donation 2Euro is made for every coin.
The Coin
The 2oz silver coin in dazzling proof will show the actual Cheetah, that the DNA was extracted from. The stunning portrait features the typical strong and pride look of big cats. The well-known DNA double helix is of course also depicted on the coin. Numbering certificate for each coin.


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