The African Elephant coin seems shaded in mystery throughout its production history. Modern versions of the coin have a questionable status, but the long-term history of the coin also surprises many. The coins were originally issued for the nation of Zambia, and today those coins are available from JM Bullion. The 2000 1 oz Zambian Silver Elephant is now available for purchase online.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- 2nd ever release of the Zambian Silver Elephant Coin.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 5,000 Kwacha by the Bank of Zambia.
- Obverse features the second design of the African elephant.
- Reverse bears the crest of the nation of Zambia.
Now issued for the nation of Somalia in the Horn of Africa, the African Elephant Series of coins originated as an issue for the country of Zambia. The nation is a landlocked country in the southern reaches of Zambia, and was once a British colony.
The African elephant debuted in 1999, and in each year up to the present the coins have featured a brand-new design on the obverse representing the African elephant. Design features on the obverse always follow a common motif depicting the creatures in their natural environment on the African continent.
On the obverse of the 2000 1 oz Zambian African Elephant Coin is the second-ever design of the elephant in the series. The image features a single adult elephant as it stands on the plains of Africa, eating from a nearby tree. Engravings include the series’ name and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.
The reverse of the coins feature the coat of arms of Zambia, along with the national motto of “One Zambia, One Nation.” The crest features a man and a woman on either side of a shield of vertical lines, with an eagle above holding two mining tools in its talons.
All African Elephant Series coins are produced by the Bavarian State Mint. One of Germany’s official national mints, the Bavarian State Mint is a state-owned entity of the government in the Free State of Bavaria.
JM Bullion encourages all customers to reach out with questions regarding Zambian Silver Elephant Coins. Please feel free to contact us on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or send us an email with your inquiries.