For the second year in a row, the Bavarian State Mint produced and sold a silver elephant-themed coin on behalf of the nation of Zambia. Unlike the coin’s modern incarnation, these original Silver Zambian Elephant coins had the blessing of the nation of issue. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2000 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant Coin for purchase online via our catalog.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin during shipping
- Second year of issue for the Silver Zambian Elephant!
- All-new design on the obverse for 2000 issue!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Kwacha backed by the Bank of Zambia.
- Obverse features the latest African Elephant design.
- Reverse bears the national coat of arms for Zambia.
After a successful debut in 1999, the Bavarian State Mint unveiled the 2000 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant Coin to increased popularity. Throughout much of the early history of the African Elephant Series of silver coins, the mintage of the coins was extremely limited, often held below 5,000 coins annually.
For the 2000 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant Coin, the designers rolled out a brand-new design for the obverse face of the coin. The African Elephant Series has always featured a new obverse design with each new annual release. While the specific design sets change, you’ll always find a design that focuses on the elephant in its natural habitat on the savannas of Africa.
The obverse side of the Silver Zambian Elephant this year featured a design with a lone elephant as it stands in the wild feasting from the leaves of a tree. Engravings include the name of the series, the name of the creatures, and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
On the reverse of the 2000 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin you’ll find the coat of arms of Zambia. The crest of Zambia features a shield with a man on one side and a woman on the other, with a bald eagle flying above holding mining tools. Below that is the national motto on a banner, which reads “One Zambia, One Nation.”
The Bavarian State Mint is located in Munich, Germany. First opened in the 12th century, the Bavarian State Mint has a rich history of silver refining that has made it one of the finest mints in the world. Today, it is owned by the Free State of Bavaria and operates as one of the national mints in Germany.
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