Big Five Africa – Lion (5 oz Gold)

  • World’s first 5 oz Matte Proof Gold coin
  • Traditionally Minted, Handcrafted Piece of Art
  • Designed by an Artist
  • Coin Numbered on the Rim
  • Low mintage: 99 pieces

In the year 1875, the skilled engraver Maarten Mauquoy embarked on a remarkable journey by establishing an engraving workshop in Belgium. This marked the inception of a legacy characterized by unparalleled artistry that would be passed down, generation after generation, and continually enhanced over the years.

Mauquoy’s exceptional craftsmanship soon garnered widespread acclaim, drawing the attention of even the royal houses in Europe. The seal “Handmade in Belgium” stands as a testament to the enduring commitment to quality that has become synonymous with the Mauquoy name. This hallmark guarantees not only the authenticity of the craftsmanship but also attests to the meticulous attention to detail that is the hallmark of every creation from the Mauquoy Mint.

The traditional minting techniques employed by Mauquoy result in coins where the animals appear exceptionally realistic. This beautiful and time-honored approach to minting not only captures the true essence of each creature but also elevates the visual appeal of the coins, making them coveted pieces among collectors and enthusiasts alike.

In extending the success of the tremendously popular Big Five Mauquoy series, we are proud to present this rare and majestic artwork in a collector’s item crafted from pure gold. This exquisite offering invites connoisseurs to own a piece of numismatic history, showcasing not only the mastery of Maarten Mauquoy’s legacy but also the enduring appeal of the Big Five series in its gold iteration. As this series continues to captivate collectors, it stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of Mauquoy’s artistry and the timeless beauty of traditional minting techniques.