Each year the Bavarian State Mint releases the popular Somalia Elephant series of coins with a new design, along with various options for both investors and collectors to choose from. Among the many popular choices, the 1 oz coins in both gold and silver standout as the longest-running options in the series. Today, the 2017 1 oz Somalia Gold Elephant Coin is available in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coins condition.
- 14th design of the Somalia Elephant series.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of 1,000 Somali Shillings.
- Obverse includes a new African elephant design for 2017.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Somalia.
- Brilliant Uncirculated specimen.
The Somalia Elephant series began in 2004 with a 1 oz silver coin. Over time, the Bavarian State Mint has grown the program to include gold versions of the coin with fractional weights, and even more recently, a platinum version.
2017 is a special year for the Somalia Elephant series as whole. It is the first-time ever that fractional-weight silver coins are available, greater-than-1 oz silver coins (other than the 1 Kilo) are available, and the first year of availability for a oz and oz Somalia Gold Elephant.
Each 2017 1 oz Somalia Gold Elephant listed here today is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
On the obverse of this years Somalia Gold Elephant is the image of a large elephant standing amidst knee-high grass on the savanna as it lets out a deep bellow. In the background youll find a traditional hut and a small grouping of palm trees.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Somalia Gold Elephant continues to feature the image of the national coat of arms. It features a single star against a backdrop of horizontal lines on the heraldic shield, with leopards on either side holding up the shield.
The Bavarian State Mint produces these Somalia Gold Elephant coins annually. Located in Munich, it is one of Germanys four primary mints and is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria.
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