The Somalian Silver Elephant coin is one of the most popular, and least available, coins in the world. Produced by Germany’s Bavarian State Mint, the coin is struck in limited mintages that fluctuate from one year to the next. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Somalian Silver Elephant Coin is available through Treasured Coinage with a unique, antique finish.
Maximum mintage of just 5,500 coins!
Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
Bears a face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
Features the brand-new 2015 design for the African Elephant.
Available with an antique finish.
Produced by Bavarian State Mint.
Ships in a box with an individual certificate of authenticity.
Somalian Silver Elephant coins were first introduced in 2004 as part of the African Wildlife Series. Although the coins are produced for the nation of Somalia, the coin’s status as legal tender in that nation remains questionable because of the precarious political situation within the country.
Nevertheless, investors and collectors covet these coins for various reasons. Investors purchase them for the .999 pure silver metal content, while numismatists appreciate the changing design features on the reverse side.
Adding to the value of these particular 2015 1 oz Somalian Silver Elephant Coins is the antique finish used during production. Modern coining processes allow the Bavarian State Mint to produce modern coins that feature an antique appearance, which are usually warm and subtle accents that add depth and character to the design of the coin.
On the reverse side of these coins is the latest image in the African Wildlife Series motif. An adult female leads her young calf across the open savannas of Africa as a flock of birds flies overhead. Engravings on this side include “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.
The obverse side features the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. Engravings include the phrase “Somali Republic” above, the year of minting on either side of the seal, and the face value below.
One of Germany’s oldest mints, the Bavarian State Mint is located in Munich and is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria. The mint was originally founded in 1158.
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