Tanzania – 2022 – 3000 Shillings – Lions Growing Up 5oz edition


First coin in new series. First time ever: Black proof and proof finish on one coin!

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Issuing Country Tanzania
Year of Issue 2022
Face Value 3000 Shillings
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 5 oz
Diameter 65 mm
Quality PROOF & Black Proof
Mintage 149
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features First time ever 2 finishes on a 5oz coin



The ‘Lions 5oz’ silver coin is the big brother the first issue in the ‘Growing Up’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the lion to life. The coin has a PROOF finish on the obverse and a Black PROOF finish on the reverse: as the 2 oz version has! It is struck on a 5 oz pure silver 65 mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 149 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 5 oz edition now to complement the 2 oz sister.

Coin description

The coin’s reverse depicts the lion with his impressive appearance and large forest mane. You can see the lion’s thoughts about the transformation of his appearance since he was young.

The coin’s obverse side depicts the lion in his younger years drinking from the water. You can see how big and powerful it will become later in the reflection. It also depicts the Coat of Arms, with the same reflection in the water, and the inscriptions: “TANZANIA” (the issuing country), “2022” (the year of issue) and “3000 SHILLINGS” (the face value).

Background information

The lion is the largest cat of all, next to the tiger. The males have an impressive appearance with their large forest mane. Lions are at the top of the food chain in their habitat, whether that be the grasslands, the desert, or open forests. They play a vital role in balancing the abundance of herbivores such as zebras and wildebeests, which affect forests and grasslands. Lions are the only felines that live in family groups for a long time. Usually, a group consists of about five related females, their young and an adult male. A group occupies its territory guarded by the male against rivals.