The African Wildlife Coin series was introduced to call attention to the beauty, and in some cases endangered status, of the continent’s native animals. The African elephant is the largest land mammal in the world, and features on the reverse side of the 2015 1 Kilo Somalia Silver African Elephant Coin, now available from JM Bullion.
- Contains 1 kilogram (32.15 troy ounces) of .999 pure silver.
- As part of the annual Somalia Silver Elephant series, this coin replicates the design of the 2015 1 oz version.
- Carries a face value of 2,000 Shillings.
- Ships in a protective plastic capsule, keeping your investment safe in transit.
Somalia Silver African Elephant coins were officially introduced as part of the African Wildlife Series from the Bavarian State Mint in 2004. The African Elephant first appeared on an African Wildlife Series coin in 1999 and was issued for Zambia during its first five years of production.
Since 2004, the coins were issued for Somalia, with their status as legal tender in question due to the volatility of the nation and its lack of a strong central government. Each year, the coins include a brand-new image on the reverse side of the coin.
On the reverse side of the 2015 1 Kilo Somalia Silver African Elephant Coin is the image of two elephants walking across the savanna, a male bull in the lead. In the background, tall trees are visible rising toward the sky, while birds fly overhead. Engravings include “Elephant,” “African Wildlife,” and the coin’s purity and metal content.
The obverse side bears the official coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. The national emblem is featured in the middle, with engravings of “Somali Republic,” “2015,” and the face value surrounding the image.
The Bavarian State Mint is one of Germany’s four state-owned mints. Located in Munich, the mint is owned by the Free State of Bavaria and has struck Silver African Elephant Coins since their introduction.
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