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    2016 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Proof Coin (High Relief)

    Any quantity available for $39.99 per oz over spot!

    Arguably the most popular coin at the moment from the African continent, the Somalia Silver Elephant is revered by both numismatists and investors. The coin’s increased purity of 99.99% silver and its ever-changing design make it a popular pick among...... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Like the Chinese Panda coins from the Chinese Mint, the Somalia Silver Elephant from Germany’s Bavarian State Mint is a highly sought-after product because of the design approach taken by the mint. Rather than using the same static designs each year, the Bavarian State Mint crafts brand-new images of the African elephant for the reverse each year. Now, 2019 1 oz Colorize... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coin (BU)

    There’s a new coin in the Somalia African Wildlife Series joining the African Elephant coins after more than a decade as the only option. The Somalia Silver Leopard Coins debuted in 2018 and for the first time in 2019, the coins are available with additional options such as colorized coins. Right now, 2019 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coins are ... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available from the Bavarian State Mint each year in gold and silver bullion options. The coins also come in proof and other collectible versions, such as the gilded and colorized silver coins. Though these are bullion specimens, each has distinctive finishes with low mintages that add collectability. Today, 2020 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silv... Read More

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    2015 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU, ANA Chicago Privy, 2,100 Mintage)

    The most popular coin in the African Wildlife Series has been the Somalia Elephant coin from Germany’s 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... Read More

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    2015 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (Antique Finish, 5,500 Mintage)

    The Somalia Silver Elephant coin is one of the most popular, and least available, coins in the world. Produced by Germany’s Bavarian State Mint, the coin is struck in limited mintages that fluctuate from one year to the next. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is available through JM Bullion with a unique, antique finish. Coin Highlights: Maximu... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coin (Gilded, BU)

    The Somalia African Wildlife Series debuted in 2004 with only the African elephant design representing the series. Over the course of 15 years, that collection has grown in popularity and variety. Now, there is a second option for fans of Somalia Silver African Wildlife coinage following the 2018 introduction of the Somalia Silver Leopard coins. Today, 2019 1 oz Somalia Si... Read More

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    2012 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    This 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant coin was minted in 2012 and is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Sold out at the mint, this particular date has experienced significant collector appreciation over the years. We have 2012 Somalia Elephant silver coins in stock and ready to ship in both singular quantities and mint-sealed tubes of 20. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver. Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Ger... Read More

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    2011 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    The African Wildlife coin series is one of the more popular in the world to feature native species from a specific region. Among the more readily available is the Somalia Silver Elephant. Calling attention to the plight of the African Elephant, the coins feature a new image of Africa’s bush elephant on the coin’s reverse side. Through this listing you can purchase a 2011 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant from JM Bullion in brilliant uncirculated c... Read More

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    2010 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    These 2010 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are in brand new, brilliant uncirculated condition. Each coin contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a 100 Shillings face value. Produced by the Bavarian Mint as part of the African Wildlife Series, the coins have been minted each year since 2004 on behalf of the Republic of Somalia. Quantities of 20 coins will ship in mint-sealed tubes, and we have these coins in stock and ready to ship ... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Proof Coin (High Relief, Box + CoA)

    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 ... Read More

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    2009 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    This Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is available in brand new, brilliant uncirculated condition, and is dated 2009. We have these 2009 Silver Elephant Coins in stock and ready to ship in single quantities and mint-sealed tubes of 20. Each coin features .999 silver purity and a weight of 1 troy ounce. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver. Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany. Features a unique elephant design. Face... Read More

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    2016 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin NGC MS70 ER

    Coin collectors and investors alike appreciate a product with impressive purity and quality of design. The Bavarian State Mint in Germany produces one of the increasingly popular coins in the world today, the Somalia Silver Elephant. Struck with .9999 pure silver and issued for the nation of Somalia, these coins are highly coveted. Today, the 2016 1 oz Somalia Silver Eleph... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin NGC MS70 ER

    The African Wildlife Series of silver, gold, and platinum bullion and proof coins are some of the most interesting and unique in the world. There is a new design on the obverse side of the coin each year, adding to the inherent value of the .9999 purity of the precious metals. Today, the 2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant coin is available online today at JM Bullion. Coi... Read More

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    2007 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    This 2007 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant is available in very limited quantities, and ships in brilliant uncirculated condition. Each coin is minted by the Bavarian State Mint on behalf of the Republic of Somalia. Quantities of 20 will ship in mint-sealed tubes, while lesser quantities will come in protective plastic flips. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver. Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany. Features a unique... Read More

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    2006 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    The 2006 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is a key date in the series, with a lower mintage and high collector demand. This coin is in stock and ready to ship in brand new, BU condition. Lots of 20 will ship in mint-sealed Somalia tubes while smaller quantities are packaged in individual coin flips. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver. Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany. Features a unique elephant design. Fa... Read More

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    2002 1 oz Zambian Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Known today as the Somalian Silver Elephant coin, the African Elephant Series of silver bullion coins originated in 1999 as the Zambian Silver Elephant. Issued for the landlocked south African nation from 1999 to 2003, there was a significant change in the design of the Zambian Silver Elephant coins in 2002. Today, JM Bullion offers the 2002 1 oz Zambian Silver Elephant Coin for purchase. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a protective plastic c... Read More

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    2016 Somalia Silver Elephant African Wildlife Prestige Proof Coin Set (Box + CoA)

    Since 2004, the Bavarian State Mint has released the Somalia Silver Elephant coin in a silver bullion version. Today, the popular series is available in silver, gold, and platinum, as well as bullion and proof versions. Right now, the 2016 Somalia Silver Elephant is available in a Proof Prestige Set from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a plastic capsule with... Read More

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    2017 Somalia Silver Elephant African Wildlife Prestige Proof Coin Set (Box + CoA)

    The Somalia Silver Elephant is one of the world’s most coveted coins. Introduced in 2004, these coins have shot to new heights of popularity following the global recession of 2008. Today, these coins are a must-have silver bullion item for both investors and collectors. Right now, the 2017 Somalia Silver Elephant African Wildlife Prestige Proof Coin Set is available to p... Read More

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    2017 Somalia Silver Elephant Black and White Coin Set (Box + CoA)

    For those who see the world in terms of black and white, there’s a beautiful new coin finish from Emporium Hamburg to match that view of the world. The first-ever Black and White Coin set features a black Ruthenium cover and partial-white lacquer added to the popular 2017 Somalia Silver Elephant coin. Right now, the 2017 Somalia Silver Elephant Black and White Coin Set i... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    As low as $3.99 per coin over spot!

    The latest design in the Somalia Silver Elephant Series features two African elephants on the savannah with the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rising toward the horizon in the background field. The 2020 design series includes a variety of different weights, including these 1 oz silver coins alongside 2 oz, 5 oz 10 oz, and 1 kilo silver coi... Read More

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    2018 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    As low as $5.85 per oz over spot!

    The Somalia Silver Elephant has become one of the unquestioned leaders in the silver precious metals market. Each year these coins are released with yet another stunning new design, and have expanded in variety to include coin sizes in fractional weights and greater than 1 oz of silver as well. Today, the 2018 1 oz Somalia Silver Ele... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $6.99 per oz over spot!

    The African Wildlife Series’ Somalia Silver Elephant coin program is back for 2017, and it features one of the most diverse lineups of silver coins in its entire production history. Since its 2004 debut for Somalia, these coins have only grown in popularity. Today, the 2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin is available in BU condi... Read More

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    2016 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $6.99 per oz over spot!

    The Somalia Silver Elephant coin is one of the fastest growing coin series in the world in terms of popularity. Struck by the Bavarian State Mint with a unique design feature on the obverse each year, these coins are coveted both for their silver content and their new designs. Right now, JM Bullion proudly offers the all-new 2016 1 o... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (Gilded, BU)

    The Somalia Silver Elephant Series includes a variety of gold and silver for sale. The bullion coins are available to investors in a number of different weights and there are also collectible options. Beyond the proof versions of the Silver Elephant, you will also find gilded and colorized coins. Now, 2020 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchas... Read More

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    2020 2 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $6.99 per oz over spot!

    The Somalia Elephant coins in the African Wildlife Series are some of the most popular silver coins in the world right now. This robust collection offers not only 1 oz coins, but several fractional silver weights and four coins in excess of 1 oz of silver as well. Right now, 2020 2 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to pu... Read More

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    2020 5 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $6.49 per oz over spot!

    The Somalia Silver Elephant coins from the Bavarian State Mint are available in a wide range of weights. The collection is one of the few to offer more than just 1 oz coins, as it also features several silver bullion coins in weights ranging up to 1 Kilo. Among these coins is the 5 oz Somalia Silver Elephant. Today, 2020 5 oz Somalia... Read More

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    2020 10 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $5.99 per oz over spot!

    If you buy silver in the Somalia Elephant Series, you have a lot of options to choose from when investing. This collection not only features three fractional-weight bullion coins and five weights of 1 oz or greater, but it also offers proof coins and unique bullion specimens. Now, 2020 10 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are availabl... Read More

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    2020 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $4.27 per oz over spot!

    The largest silver coin for sale in the Somalia Silver Elephant collection is the 1 Kilo coin. Among the eight coins in this series, the 1 Kilo is the heaviest bullion coin. In addition to these 1 Kilo coins, the Bavarian State Mint produces 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, and 10 oz silver coins for investors. Right now, 2... Read More

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    The Somalian Silver Elephant from the African Wildlife Series

    The Somalian Silver Elephant coins from the Bavarian State Mint are among the most diverse in the market today. What originated as a 1 oz silver coin program for the nation of Zambia is today a robust offering that includes gold, silver, and platinum options for investors to choose from when buying precious metals. The silver coins in this series have experienced some of the most tremendous growth. Below you’ll find and an overview of the available options in the Somalian Silver Elephant collection.

    Background on the Somalian Silver Elephants

    The Silver Elephant coin originated as an option in the Bavarian State Mint’s African Wildlife Series for the nation of Zambia. From 1999 to 2003, the Bavarian State Mint offered the coins only in a 1 oz silver option. Beginning in 2004, the collection was suddenly offered for the nation of Somalia instead. Though the coin has always been referred to as part of the African Wildlife Series, it is the only known coin to feature this official name on the coin itself.

    As of 2017, the Somalian Elephant Series includes multiple fractional weights, 1 oz coins, and coins greater than 1 oz in weight in both the silver and gold options, with a platinum coin also available for purchase in the series.

    Additionally, the Somalian Silver Elephant coins started with an original face value of 1,000 Shillings and 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver content. In the mid-2000s, the face value was adjusted downward to 100 Shillings for the 1 oz coin. As of 2016, the Silver Elephants have a purity level of .9999 instead.

    2017 Expansion of Somalian Silver Elephants

    The Somalian Silver Elephant Coin was the first specimen offered in this collection, but the Somalian Gold Elephant was actually the first to feature a variety of weights. In 2017, the Bavarian State Mint not only expanded the offering of Gold Elephant coins, but it also significantly expanded the Somalian Silver Elephant. Added to the collection in 2017 were the following weights as common options going forward:

    • 1/10 oz
    • 1/4 oz
    • 1/2 oz
    • 2 oz
    • 5 oz
    • 10 oz

    Prior to 2017, the Somalian Silver Elephant was commonly offered only as a 1 oz coin and a 1 Kilo coin. The expansion of weights didn’t extend into the proof collection, though the collectible version of the coin already had popular three- and four-coin sets that included limited-issue fractional weights specifically for collectors.

    Design of the Somalian Silver Elephants

    The Somalian Elephant Series stands alongside the Chinese Panda and the silver bullion coins of the Perth Mint in Australia to use a rotating design element for one side of the coin. In the case of the Somalian Silver Elephants, it is the obverse design of the African elephant which is changed each year. The Bavarian State Mint has only once repeated a design since the 1999 introduction of the Zambian coins. This occurred in 2010 when the mint reused the 2009 design.

    On the obverse of Somalian Silver Elephant Coins, you’ll always find the image of an African elephant. Many recent releases have alternated between showing a single African elephant and depicting multiples. In some cases, the design field includes an entire familial herd with bull, mother, and a young calf, while others will depict only a mother and its calf. The background elements often incorporate scenes from the savannas of Africa into the overall landscape.

    The reverse of Somalian Silver Elephant Coins is the same each year. In the center of the design field is the image of the coat of arms for Somalia. This distinctive badge includes a shield with three points at the top, each one marked with a cross. The background of the shield bears horizontal lines with a singular flag in the middle of the field. Each side of the shield is supported by a leopard, with the creatures standing on a set of crossed spears at the bottom. There are also crossed fern leaves with a ribbon draped along the spears.

    Engravings on the reverse of each coin include “Somali Republic,” the year of issue split with two digits to the left and two to the right of the shield, and the face value below. The base 1 oz silver coin has a value of 100 Shillings. On the obverse, engravings include “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the individual coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.

    Availability and Packaging of Somalian Silver Elephants

    From 2004 to 2013, the Bavarian State Mint typically set a mintage cap for the silver bullion coins in this series. In fact, the 2004 to 2008 issues of the coin each had a mintage of just 5,000 coins for the year. Responding to rising demand for silver during the Great Recession, the Bavarian State Mint lifted the cap higher in 2009 to 13,000 coins. The highest reported mintage to date came in 2011 when 170,000 coins were struck. Since the end of the Great Recession, the mint has typically issued the coins to meet demand.

    When buying the Proof Somalian Silver Elephant or other special variations on the coin, you can expect to receive your products inside of a protective display case. Proof coins are also available with a Certificate of Authenticity. Special issues of the coin, such as gilded or colorized versions, also come in commemorative display boxes and may or may not, include a Certificate of Authenticity.

    For the Somalian Silver Elephant bullion coins, the individual coin typically ships in either a protective capsule or protective flip. Beyond that, the various weights are available with the following packaging options:

    • 1/10 oz coins – protective flips or tubes of 50 coins
    • 1/4 oz coins – protective flips or tubes of 25 coins
    • 1/2 oz coins – protective flips or tubes of 25 coins
    • 1 oz coins – protective plastic, tubes of 20 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (25 tubes)
    • 2 oz coins – protective capsule
    • 5 oz coins – protective packaging or Monster Boxes of 50 coins
    • 10 oz coins – protective capsules
    • 1 Kilo coins – protective plastic capsules

    Variations on the Silver Elephant Bullion Coins

    As mentioned earlier, the Somalian Silver Elephant is one of the most diverse coins. This extends beyond the optional eight weights to choose from in the bullion range. The Somalian Silver Elephant is annually offered with the following, unique variations on the design:

    • Gilded Elephants: The Gilded Silver Elephants are a popular choice among collectors. Each gilded design includes a thin layer of 24-karat gold on that year’s special African elephant design. The amount of gold doesn’t change the value of the coin as a precious metal choice, but it does add collectible value and visual brilliance.
    • Colorized Elephants: The Colorized Silver Elephant is completed annually with vibrant lacquers that bring the colors of the animal and its environment on the African savanna to life on the obverse of the coins.
    • Day/Night Sets: A special add-on to the colorized coin, a very low mintage of Day/Night Sets are offered each year that include two colorized coins. One is the typical colorized coin with daytime colors, while the other has muted, softer tones and captures the same scene at night with a moon up above, dark skies, and twinkling stars.
    • Antique: Another popular option is the Antique Silver Elephant. The application of an antique polish helps to highlight the intricate elements of the design field while adding a sense of old-world coinage to the visual appearance.
    • High Relief: Proof Silver Elephants are often struck with a high-relief design. These coins tend to have slightly sunken surfaces and beautiful designs resulting from a slow, high-pressure striking process that generates a greater 3D visual for the African elephant artwork.
    • Lunar Privy Silver Elephants – The Bavarian State Mint has followed the lead of other major mints by introduced lunar-themed design elements to its main product lines. For the Somalia Silver Elephant coins, this includes issues with a small privy mark on the African elephant design matching the date mark to the animal on the Chinese lunar calendar for that year. Examples include the 2013 Lunar Snake with the image of a cobra as a small privy, the 2017 Lunar Rooster with a rooster’s head for the privy, and the 2018 Lunar Dog with a German shepherd’s head as the privy.
    • Commemorative Privy Mark Silver Elephants – There are also one-time issues of Somalia Silver Elephant coins with other distinctive privy marks. In most cases, these releases mark a specific occasion. For example, the 2015 Somalia Silver Elephant was available with a mintage of just 2,100 coins featuring a privy mark of the iconic Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. The city hosted the 2015 World’s Fair of Money sponsored by the American Numismatic Association.

    Buy the Silver Elephant Today from JM Bullion

    The Somalian Silver Elephant is provided annually by JM Bullion and is a top-selling product. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online through our live chat and email address.