The most popular coin in the African Wildlife Series has been the Somalia Elephant coin from Germanys Bavarian State Mint. The series of coins calls attention to the flora and fauna of Africa, and this specific coin honors the threatened status of the African Elephant. In this product listing, a special 2015 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is available from JM Bullion with an ANA Chicago Privy mark.
- Extremely limitedmintage of only 2,100 coins!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
- Features an all-new design for 2015.
- Ships in custom mint box including Certificate of Authenticity.
The African Elephant first appeared on a Somalia coin issued by the Bavarian Mint in 1999, but made its debut as part of the African Wildlife Series in 2004. Every year the Mint produces the Somalia Elephant coin with a brand-new design, adding to the interest among collectors looking for unique designs on an annual basis.
African Elephants are the largest land animals on the planet. Although this coin recognizes the bush elephant in particular, which is the largest of the elephants, the related forest elephant is the third-largest land animal in the world.
The 2015 Worlds Fair of Money is sponsored by the American Numismatic Association. Held in Chicago, IL, each of these coins displayed at the event come with a special ANA Chicago Privy on the obverse face. The privy features the iconic Willis Tower in downtown Chicago in an oval on the left side of the obverse side, along with the engraving ANA.
On the obverse, the 2015 design of the elephant features an adult female guiding her young cow across the open savanna. Engravings around the design set include African Wildlife, Elephant, and the coins weight, metal content (Ag), and purity.
The reverse bears the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. In the coat of arms, a pair of wild cats are set on either side of a shield bearing a single star set against a background of horizontal stripes. Somali Republic is engraved above, the year of minting on either side of the design, and the face value below.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact a JM Bullion associate. Were available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online via live web chat, and through email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Somalia Silver Coins.