The African Wildlife Series produced by the Bavarian State Mint for Somalia is best known for its African Elephant release, a collection that dates back to 1999 as a Zambian series. In 2018, the collection expanded to include another of the African continent’s large mammals, the leopard. One of the world’s five main big cats, the leopard features in a new design on these coins each year. Now, 2021 1 oz Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of protective acrylic capsules!
- 4th year of availability in the African Wildlife Leopard Series!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 gilded coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Somali Shillings.
- Obverse features the national coat of arms for Somalia.
- Reverse depicts a leopard lounging on the branch of a tree.
- Features a 24-karat gold layer.
The African Wildlife Leopard Series debuted in 2018 with the same focus as the African Elephant collection. The obverse of the coins always features the national coat of arms for Somalia, while the reverse bears a new image of the representative creature for each new date mark.
In the case of the leopard, the series is now on its fourth design in the 2021 release. The image of the leopard has changed from an aggressive beast stalking its prey to a playful cub with its mother. In 2021, the tree-climbing skills of the leopard are on display in a design that shows it watching over the savanna from on high.
Obverse design elements on the 2021 Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coins depict the national coat of arms for the nation in the Horn of Africa. The national seal consists of a crowned shield with a field of horizontal lines and a single star in the center. It is supported on either side by a leopard with spears and fern leaves crossed beneath the shield.
Reverse features of the 2021 1 oz Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coin include the latest depiction of the big cat. The design here shows the leopard perched up in the branches of a tree on the savanna surveying the ground below and waiting for its prey to come into view. Compared to the other big cats of the world, the leopard has shorter legs, a longer body, and a large skull.
These 2021 1 oz Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coins are available with a plastic capsule and a Certificate of Authenticity. Offered in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, these coins have a thin layer of 24-karat gold applied to the body of the leopard and the sun in the sky in the background, creating impressive contrast between these visual elements and the rest of the coin.
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