The Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint is one of the world’s most popular collections. Available in various weights of gold and silver, the bullion coins in this collection have grown in number since 2016. Each year, the...... Read More
The Somalia Silver Elephant was introduced in 1999 as the Zambia Silver Elephant, a series of silver bullion coins produced by the Bavarian State Mint. One of the more unique releases within this series is the Baby Boy card. A tandem release to the Baby Girl card, these special presentation cards offer the smallest silver coin in the series as a gift to those who have just... Read More
One of the world’s most popular 1 oz silver coins is the Somalia Elephant. Introduced in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant, these beautiful silver coins were among the first in the world to offer new design elements each year. While the national coat of arms of Somalia features on the obverse each year, the image of the African bush elephant changes annually. Right now, 2023 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to purchase online from JM ... Read More
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Introduced in 2004, the Somalia Silver Elephant has grown to become one of the more popular silver coins for sale in the world right now. The series once featured only 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold coins, but as...... Read More
For the fifth year in a row, the Bavarian State Mint is issuing a leopard design as part of its African Wildlife Series. This collection began in 2004 with the Somalian Elephant and is available in a variety of weights and metal types. This new leopard design is especially appealing due to its limited mintage and exquisite gilded visuals. Today, 2022 1 oz Somalia Silver Af... Read More
Any quantity available for $41.49 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
In 2014, the Bavarian Mint released this remarkable silver coin as the 16th installment to its acclaimed "African Wildlife" coin series. The series was originally commissioned by Somalia's government in 1999. Each coin from this exclusive series was carefully struck from 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver and carries a legally tender face value of 100 shillings. They measure 39 mm in diameter and 3 mm in width, individually. All coins are ready to shi... Read More
There are few coin programs with the variety and diversity of the Somalia Silver Elephant. This coin has been available since 1999 as the Zambia Elephant, and since 2004 as the Somalia Elephant. One of the most coveted releases in recent years has been the Christmas Elephant release. Right now, 2023 1 oz Colorized Somalia Silver Christmas Elephant Coins are available to pu... Read More
Any quantity available for $76.49 per oz over spot!
The African bush elephant has featured as the design focus of the African Wildlife Series since 1999. Originally issued by the Bavarian State Mint on behalf of Zambia, the series has become increasingly popular since its 2004 switch to Somalia as the nation of... Read More
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
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
The Somalia Silver Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint is one of the world’s most diverse and exciting programs. With a total of eight silver coins issued in the collection each year and fresh reverse designs. One of the larger coins in the series is the 5 oz silver coin, a weight that was introduced in 2017. Now, 2022 5 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: ... Read More
The African bush elephant is the largest living land mammal in the world today. Currently, there are three subspecies of elephants alive in the world, with the African bush elephant accompanied by the Asian elephant and the African forest elephant. The bush elephant has long been the focus of the designs in the Somalia Silver Elephant Series. Today, 2022 Somalia Silver Ele... Read More
The silver for sale in the Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint not only represents a popular series with investors, but also a great option for investors. When you combine the ever-changing reverse designs in this series with distinctive packaging, you get the ideal gift for silver enthusiasts. The Baby Boy Card set is one way to celebrate the birth of a n... Read More
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The Somalia Silver Elephant is a popular coin with investors for its use of .9999 pure silver content and its new reverse designs. The Somalia Silver Elephant is available in a variety of weights, making it suitable for gift-giving as well. One such example is the Baby Girl Gift Card packaging. Today, 2021 1/10 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins in a Baby Girl Gift Card are ... Read More
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Without question, the Somalia Silver Elephant is one of the most popular silver bullion coins in the world. Introduced by the Bavarian State Mint in 1999, the series was first known as the Zambia Silver Elephant and is broadly referred to as the African Wildlife Series. As of 2017, this series is one of the most diverse you will find when buying silver. Now, 2022 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bu... Read More
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One of the world’s most coveted silver coins for sale is the Somalia Silver Elephant. What started as a collection with 1 oz weights only in silver and gold has blossomed into a collection with countless fractional-ounce coins available in both metals, as well as various weights in excess of 1 oz in both metals as well. Coin Highlights: Available to you in protective plastic flips, acrylic tubes of 20, or Monster Boxes of 500! 18th i... Read More
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 Elephant Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in individual protective pla... Read More
The latest issue of the African Wildlife silver coins for sale is the Somalia Leopard. A partner coin to the African Wildlife Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint, the Leopard Silver Coins are issued with limited mintages as Brilliant Uncirculated coins. Like the Elephant Silver Coins, the Leopards are issued with gilded and colorized options each year as well. Tod... Read More
Introduced in 1999, the African Wildlife Series Elephant coins are popular with investors and collectors alike. The series features a new depiction of the African bush elephant on the reverse each year with bullion specimens the most common release. While proof silver coins for sale are not widely issued in this collection, authorized dealers do offer colorized and gilded ... Read More
The Somalia Silver Elephant Coin Series is one of the most popular silver issues each year. Available since 2004 as the Somalia Elephant Series, these beautiful silver coins for sale have actually been in production at the Bavarian State Mint since 1999. The annual release of these coins includes several bullion options that include gilded and colorized releases. Today, 20... Read More
While the African Elephant Series dominates the African Wildlife Series from the Bavarian State Mint, it is not the only design series within this broader collection. Launched in 2018, the Somalia Silver African Wildlife Leopard Coin offers investors and collectors three primary choices each year, with new designs on the reverse for each date. Now, 2022 1 oz Colorized Soma... Read More
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 the... Read More
The Somalia Silver Elephant is one of the world’s most popular silver coins, not just with investors, but also with collectors looking for unique coins. The Silver Elephant is one of the few that is so popular that third-party dealers will spend certain allocations of BU silver coins to create colorized and gilded silver coins. Right now, 2021 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephan... Read More
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 condition from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins ship in individual plastic flips, tubes of 20, or sealed boxe... Read More
The Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint is one of the most popular collections of silver for sale in the world. Introduced in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant, the African Wildlife Series has been available on behalf of the Somali Republic since 2004. Now, 2022 2 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive in protective plastic capsules! 19th year ... Read More
The Somalia Elephant silver coin series is already one of the most popular in the world when you consider its bullion options. As you begin to add into the mix the collectible versions of the coin that are offered to numismatists, the Somalia Elephant’s appeal only grows. One of the most coveted releases is the Day and Night 2-Coin... Read More
One of the most popular options for those buying silver each year is the Somalia Silver Elephant. The coins in this silver series come in several silver weights, with colorized silver coins available for collectors. The Day and Night Set is arguably the most popular choice in the series. Today, 2022 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Day a... Read More
The Somalia Silver Elephant Series is not only one of the most diverse bullion coin collections, but it is also one of the most exciting collectible programs. Beyond its investment-grade BU coins, the program offers a range of impressive collectible coins sold individually and in two-coin sets. Among the newer two-coin sets is the Bl... Read More
There are few coin programs available that offer investors the chance to buy silver that comes in weights other than 1 oz silver and 1 Kilo silver. Among the most popular collections with these kinds of alternative options is the Somalia Silver Elephant. Produced by the Bavarian State Mint, the coins were once issued for Zambia and are now issued for Somalia as of 2004. Right now, 2021 5 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to purchase ... Read More
One of the largest coins available in the African Wildlife Elephant Series is the 10 oz silver coin. The African bush elephant is the largest living land mammal in the world today and is the focal point of the Somalia Silver Elephant Series. Now, 2022 10 oz Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online through JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive inside protective plastic capsules! 19th issue in the Somali... Read More
The African Wildlife Series is one of the world’s most popular bullion coin collections. As of 2016, it is available with gold, silver, and platinum options. The Silver Elephant is the longest-running coin in the series and it is available annually with a number of options. Right now, 2022 Somalia Silver Elephant First Struck 7-Coin Collections are available to purchase ... Read More
The Somalia Silver Elephant coin comes in a total of eight different weights, and the largest of those options is also one of the oldest. The 1 kilo coin was the second option introduced in the series after the 1 oz silver and it far predates the release of the fractional-ounce silver coins, as well as the 2 oz, 5 oz, and 10 oz silver options. Now, 2021 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.... Read More
The largest silver coin for sale in the Somalia Silver Elephant Series is the 1 Kilo silver coin. Available in the Brilliant Uncirculated range and often struck in proof, the 1 Kilo coin offers the largest visual field for the unique designs struck in this series each year. Now, 2022 1 Kilo Somalia Silver Elephant Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive in protective plastic capsules! ... Read More
Few coins have enjoyed the type of meteoric rise in popularity that the Somalian Elephant Coin from the Bavarian State Mint has enjoyed. First released in 2004 as a silver coin with just one weight available, the series has grown with time to include bullion and proof options, as well as gold, silver, and platinum coins in varying weights and sizes.
Introduced with that singular weight in the silver version, today the Somalian Silver Elephant coins have grown to offer some of the greatest varieties of weights in the industry. Few coins now have the same options for investors as the Silver Elephant, and 2017 is the year investors will look back at as the seminal year in the evolution of this coin collection. Browse the breadth and depth of these beautiful silver bullion coins today courtesy of JM Bullion.
The Somalian Elephant coins are among the most intriguing produced in the world today, in part because of the mystery behind the evolution of these silver coins. It starts with the name of the series the coins come from, the African Wildlife Series. While it would seem to indicate a robust series of coins celebrating multiple species commonly found on the African continent, the elephant is the only animal to appear on a coin branded with the African Wildlife Series title.
Adding to the intrigue of the coin was its original production as a coin for the nation of Zambia. Although the specific coins in question, Somalian Silver Elephants, date back to 2004 as a series, the elephant made its first appearance on African Wildlife Series coins in 1999. From that year until 2003, these coins were struck with the same characteristics and branding by the Bavarian State Mint with Zambia as the nation of issue.
In the 13 years since its 2004 introduction, the Somalian Silver Elephant coin has grown from a one-weight bullion and proof series with very low mintages to become a powerhouse in the industry that commands attention with each new release. From 2004 to 2008, the coins were restricted to a mintage of just 5,000 coins annually.
Beginning in 2009, restrictions on mintage were removed and the coin was struck at higher levels to meet the rising demand for gold and silver. This continues today, as the Somalian Elephant Series not only expands its mintage, but also diversifies its lineup to meet the demands of any numismatist.
The 2017 release is a big year for the Somalian Elephant program as a whole, and JM Bullion has you covered. This marks the first year the Somalian Silver Elephant is available in fractional weights, with 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, and ½ oz specimens added, and it is also the first year for 2 oz, 5 oz, and 10 oz silver coins.
Of course, there’s a new Somalian Elephant Series design for 2017, in keeping with the history of the series as a whole. While the reverse design always changes, the theme remains focused on the African elephant, the planet’s largest land mammal. For the 2017 Somalian Elephant, you’ll find a large bull elephant on the obverse face with a hut and small cluster of palm trees in the background.
Engravings on the obverse include “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity. The reverse of all Somalian Elephant Coins continues to feature the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. Engravings here read “Somali Republic,” “2017,” and the individual face value of the coins in Somali Shillings.
With the all-new release of three fractional-weight Silver Elephants and the three new larger weight coins, the Bavarian State Mint has no mintage figures set for the Somalian Elephant series. Although the series formerly had strict mintage figures set, in light of rising demand for silver coins and other silver bullion, the Bavarian State Mint has moved more toward minting the coins to meet demand in the industry.
All that said, as of 2017 there is no expected mintage figure set for the new fractional-weight coins and the 2 oz, 5 oz, and 10 oz options. The 2017 1 oz Somalian Silver Elephant will be available in individual protective capsules, mint tubes of 20, or sealed boxes of 500 coins. While the 1 oz coin maintains its 100 Shilling (Somali) face value, the new coins have the following face values assigned:
The Somalian Silver Elephant releases as of 2017 have a variety of options available to suit both collectors and investors. All of the 2017 Somalian Silver Elephant weights are available in a BU condition. Coins in this 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 at the mint.
Additionally, the 1 oz weights in the series are available with a Gilded finish (BU), colorized finish, and as part of a two-coin Day and Night Set. The Gilded Somalian Silver Elephant Coins have a 24-karat gold layering on the African elephant design of the obverse. This popular gilded finish was introduced in the last few years and offers the best combination of silver and gold in one coin. There is limited availability of just 3,000 coins with the gilded finish.
The Colorized 2017 Silver Elephants have added beauty through the application of colorization to the primary design features of the coin’s obverse face. The image of the elephant on this year’s release has been brought to life with real-world hues and makes the coin’s image jump off the surface and into reality. Limited mintage here is set at just 5,000 coins.
For the Day and Night Two-Coin Sets there is a brilliantly colorized obverse design field. On the Day Coin the background is lit by beautiful natural tones of blue for the sky, and green for the long grasses. The hut is colorized with brown, and the sun in the sky above shines a bright yellow.
For the Night Coin in the set, you'll notice the same scenery in its exact opposite state of being. The grass is a darker hue of green, while the hut is dimly lit with brown. The night sky has taken on a darker blue and black feel, while the sun is gone to be replaced by the bright white of a moonlit sky. These sets are extremely limited in terms of availability, with just 500 sets made available for purchase.
Some of the finest precious metal products available in the world today come from one of the world’s lesser-known sovereign mints. While giant facilities such as the United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint dominate the industry with popular bullion and proof coin programs that garner international attention, the Bavarian State Mint quietly plugs away producing one of the hottest new coin programs available today. The Somalian Elephant coin in the African Wildlife Series is the mint’s number-one product.
Founded in 1158 in the capital of Germany’s Bavarian region, Munich, the Bavarian State Mint is the oldest operating company in the city, and one of the oldest operating mint facilities in Germany and the whole of Europe. Today, the Bavarian State Mint is a state-owned entity of the government in the Free State of Bavaria, and operates as one of the five German government mints. Its history is one that is rich with coinage controversies, both past and present.
The Bavarian State Mint was initially constructed at the Schrannenplaz, which is now known as the Marienplaz. From the first year it was opened, it was authorized to strike coins for use in local economies. Within a century of its founding though, the Bavarian Mint had come under fire for controversy surrounding the production of its coins. By the decade of 1290, coins from the Bavarian State Mint were criticized and devalued for their low silver content.
At this point in time, the citizens of Bavaria rose up against the mint facility, not only destroying the coin forges at the Munich minting facility, but also killing the individual responsible for coin production at the time, known as the Munzmeister. The mint went through countless upheaval during the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century. From the dual-coining of Austrian and Bavarian coins during Austrian occupation (1705-1714) following the War of Spanish Succession to its establishment as a national mint during the formation of the German Empire (or Second Reich) in 1871, the Bavarian State Mint has undergone a great deal of turmoil.
In the modern era, the Bavarian State Mint is one of the five national facilities controlled by the German government. Once authorized to print and strike German Deutschemark coins, it is now one of a handful of facilities in the Eurozone authorized to produce the common currency used by members of the economic bloc, the Euro (€). Even in the modern era though, the Bavarian State Mint is no stranger to currency controversies.
JM Bullion accepts various forms of payment for your purchase of Somalian Silver Elephant coins. You can pay by credit/debit card, with all major cards accepted with the exception of American Express (as of Dec. 2014). Paper checks, bank wire transfers, and PayPal fund transfers are also accepted by JM Bullion. Bank wire and PayPal transfers offer immediate processing, with credit/debit cards processing in one business day on average and paper checks taking 4 to 6 business days to process.
In addition to flexible payment methods, JM Bullion offers free standard shipping and insurance on all purchases. Your Somalian Silver Elephant Coins will be packaged in discreet boxes to protect the identity of the products within, and delivered to you via the US Postal Service or UPS. For those interested, expedited shipping is available for an additional fee. If your packages are lost or damaged during shipping, we’ll find you a replacement product or refund your purchase price.
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