The Silver Somalia Elephant coin has seen increasing popularity in recent years, in part because of its limited mintage, but also because of its ever-changing design on the reverse side. Originally available in just a 1 oz weight, recent years have seen the Bavarian State Mint introduce a 1 kilogram silver coin in the series. Right now, the 2016 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Limited mintage figures for this popular coin!
- 13th year of issue for Somalia Silver Elephants!
- Contains 1 Kilogram (32.15 Troy oz) of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 2,000 Somali Shillings.
- Obverse features an all-new Elephant design.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms for Somalia.
Each of the 2016 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant Coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Silver coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
Somalia Silver Elephant coins were originally struck by the Bavarian State Mint for the nation of Zambia. As of 2004, the mint produces the coins for Somalia with a face value listed in Somali Shillings.
The design on the obverse face of the Somalia Silver Elephant coin is refreshed each year to feature the animal in a new motif. The concept behind the design is always the same, and focuses on highlighting the planets largest land mammal in its native habitat.
The reverse side of the 2016 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant coin features the latest African elephant image. In the design, a male elephant is found standing along the banks of a river. The sun rises high in the distance as the river snakes off toward the horizon.
On the obverse of the 2016 Somalia Elephant coin is the image of the coat of arms for Somalia. It features two young leopards holding up a shield that bears a single star on a background field of horizontal lines. The face value and year of issue are included on this side.
The Bavarian State Mint is one of the most respected facilities in the world today, and is responsible for Silver and Gold Somalia Elephant coin production. Owned by the Free State of Bavaria and headquartered in Munich, it is one of Germanys four major mint facilities.
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