The Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is celebrating its 12th anniversary striking, and Germany’s Geiger Edelmetalle has developed an extremely unique coin to help commemorate the milestone. Featuring all 12 designs used in the series and a unique puzzle design, the 2015 1 Kilo Silver Somalian Elephant Puzzle coin is now available from Silver.com.
- Consists of 1 kilogram, or 32.15 ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Issued with a total face value of 2,000 Shillings.
- Displays all 12 designs used in the series.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
- Very low mintage of just 215 coins.
African Elephant coins were first struck by Geiger Edelmetalle as part of the African Wildlife Series in 1999. At the time, the elephant coin was issued on behalf of the nation of Zambia. It wasn’t until 2004 that the African Elephant coin was issued for Somalia. The nation has been the representative in the coin series since that time, though its ability to back the coin as currency has always been in doubt.
Nevertheless, these coins are increasingly popular for the unique designs that change on an annual basis. As the coin series celebrates its 12th-annual mintage, the puzzle design of the coin bears all images used in the series, plus a special commemorative design in the center.
On the reverse side of the coin, a central image features a bull elephant stomping through the grass. The continent of Africa is outlined in the background, with engravings “12th Anniversary African Wildlife Elephant” and “2004-2015” encircling the image. Around the outside, 12 pieces snap into place that feature each design used from 2004 onward, including the 2015 image featured on the standard bullion coin.
The obverse side bears the coat of arms for the Somali Republic. The face value of the central coin is 800 Shillings, with each of the additional 12 puzzle pieces bearing a face value of 100 Shillings. This gives the coin a total face value of 2,000 Shillings.
Geiger Edelmetalle is one of Germany’s four mints and is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria. If you have questions about these unique coins, please contact one of our associates at 888-989-7223. You can also chat with us online or send us an email. Check out other Silver Somalian coins at Silver.com.