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1980 GOLD EQUATORIAL GUINEA 10,000 BIPKUELE NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO "PIEDFORT" RARE ONLY 2 MINTED

1980 GOLD EQUATORIAL GUINEA 10,000 BIPKUELE NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO "PIEDFORT" RARE ONLY 2 MINTED
1980 GOLD EQ. GUINEA 10K BIPKUELE NGC PF 69UC PIEDFORT 2 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Equatorial Guinea

REPUBLIC OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

DICTATORSHIP OF PRESIDENT TEODORO OBIANG NGUEMA (1979-PRESENT)

COMMEMORATING THE ROYAL VISIT OF KING JUAN CARLOS AND QUEEN SOFÍA OF SPAIN (DECEMBER 1979)

EXTREMELY RARE (ONLY 2 MINTED)!!! & ONLY COIN CERTIFIED

PIEDFORT (DOUBLE THICK) GOLD 10,000 BIPKWELE COIN

CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: NATIONAL ARMS WITH SIX FIVE-POINTED STARS ABOVE; DENOMINATION BENEATH.

REV: JUGATE ROYAL BUSTS LEFT WITH DATE OF VISIT BENEATH.

KM # P58 (PIEDFORT ISSUE OF KM # M4)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA WAS A COLONY OF SPAIN, WHICH GAINED RIGHTS TO THE REGION FROM PORTUGAL IN 1778. AFTER A BRIEF OCCUPATION BY GREAT BRITAIN FROM 1827 TO 1844. WHEN SPANISH SOVEREIGNITY WAS RESTORED, THE LAND WAS CALLED LOS TERRITORIOS ESPAÑOLES del GOLFO dE GUINEA ECUATORIAL. FROM 1926-1959 WHAT HAD BEEN DISSEPARATE TERRITORIAL COLONIES WERE UNITED BY SPAIN INTO THE COLONY OF SPANISH GUINEA. SPAIN GRANTED THE COUNTRY INDEPENDENCE IN 1968. IN 1970 EQUATORIAL GUINEA ELECTED ITS FIRST PRESIDENT, MACÍAS NGUEMA, WHO WENT ON TO BECOME A BRUTAL MASS MURDERING DICTATOR RESPONISBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF 80,000 PEOPLE OUT OF A POPULATION OF 300,000. IN 1979 A BLOODY COUP, LED BY TEODORO OBIANG (NGUEMA'S NEPHEW), OUSTED AND EXECUTED NGUEMA. THIS COIN WAS STRUCK COMMEMORATING THE 1979 ROYAL VISIT OF THE KING AND QUEEN OF SPAIN TO THE FORMER SPANISH COLONY. THERE WAS HOPE, AT THAT TIME, FOR A MORE HUMANE GOVERNMENT UNDER TEODORO OBIANG NGUEMA, WHO IS NOW AFRICA'S LONGEST NON-ROYAL RULING LEADER,

CONTAINS 16 GRAMS OF .917 FINE GOLD (.4718 OZ AGW)

24 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 2 MINTED!

 

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