The Somalian Silver Elephant coin is one of the fastest growing coin series in the world in terms of popularity. Struck by the Bavarian State Mint with a unique design feature on the obverse each year, these coins are coveted both for their silver content and their new designs.
Coins ship in individual plastic sleeves.
Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
Face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia)
Features the all-new 2016 Elephant design.
Antique Finish: No
Brand: Bavarian Mint
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
Weight: 1 oz
Thickness: 3 mm
Diameter: 39 mm
Purity: 99.9% Silver
African Elephants first appeared on the African Wildlife coin series in 1999 for the nation of Zambia. In 2004, the nation of issue was switched to the country of Somalia, which is located along the Horn of Africa. Since that time, the coin has been released on behalf of Somalia with new designs annually on the obverse, and the coat of arms on the reverse.
The African Elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. For decades, elephants were hunted to the brink of extinction, due in large part to the value of the ivory in their tusks. Today, efforts are underway to protect the elephant, and the African Wildlife Series calls attention to those efforts by featuring the massive beasts on the obverse.
On the obverse side of the 2016 1 oz Somalian Silver Elephant is the latest imagery of the African Elephant in the series. Engravings include the words “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.
The reverse side always features the coat of arms for the nation of Somalia. A pair of leopards are hold up a heraldic shield, which features a background of horizontal lines with a single star in the center. The coin’s year of minting is split with two digits on either side of the shield, the words “Somali Republic” are engraved above, and the face value is featured below.
Bavarian State Mint is one of Germany’s five state-owned mint, and is controlled by the Free State of Bavaria. Founded in Munich in 1158, it is one of Europe’s oldest facilities
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