The Somalia Elephant Series of bullion and proof coins is highly coveted for its purity, as well as the ever-changing designs on the obverse face of the coin. In 2016, the Bavarian State Mint unveiled the first-ever platinum coin in the series, and the growth in the program continues in 2017. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Proof Coin is available in high relief from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective display box.
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins.
- 14th design in the Somalia Elephant Series.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 100 Shillings.
- Obverse features the unique 2017 Elephant design.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms for Somalia.
Each year the Bavarian State Mint releases a new design in the Somalia Elephant Series. This pattern has been followed since the coins were introduced in 2004, resulting in a long history of unique and brilliant designs.
For 2017, the Bavarian State Mint is also continuing with the release of beautiful high-relief proof strikings of the popular Somalia Silver Elephant coin. High-relief coins are struck on blanks under immense pressure, which creates a brilliant 3D design field on the surface of the coin.
The obverse side of the 2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant high relief proof coin bears the all-new elephant design for the series. It features a large elephant in the foreground standing amidst the tall grass of the Savannah, with a small hut and single palm tree featured in the background.
On the reverse of all 2016 Somalia Silver Elephant coins you’ll notice the coat of arms for Somalia. The national crest features a singular star on a background of horizontal lines on the heraldic shield of the country. Engravings of the nation of issue, face value, and year of issue are visible on this side.
Your 2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant high relief proof coin ships to you in a beautiful display box with a glass lid so you can see your coin at all times. Included is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Bavarian State Mint was founded in Munich in 1158, and has been a vital part of the silver refining industry in Germany ever since. Today it is one of Germany’s primary minting facilities and is owned by the state government of the Free State of Bavaria.
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