Gabon – 2025 – 2000 Francs – The Ship Cat (glow in the dark)


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Issuing Country Gabon
Year of Issue 2025
Face Value 2000 Francs CFA
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antiqued
Mintage 999 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features partial color with glow in the dark effect


The Ship Cat tradition, intertwined with maritime history, symbolizes safety and smooth sailing on warships through the presence of cats onboard. Originating from ancient beliefs or practical rodent control, this tradition persists as a symbol of protection. Despite technological advancements in ship construction, ship cats remain a familiar sight on military vessels, embodying the belief in safe navigation through turbulent seas. Ship Cat commemorative coins depict agile cats and majestic warships, paying tribute to naval history and continuing the ancient tradition. These coins serve as cultural symbols and wishes for the safety of sailors and ships, encapsulating the enduring legacy of navigation traditions and legends.