Fans of elephants will find the 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant coin charming. It is part of the long-running African Wildlife Series, which takes pride in displaying the endangered elephants of Somalia. Not only is this coin a pleasure to look at, but it is also legal tender in Somalia. Weighing 1 troy ounce, it is made of .999 fine gold and is worth 1,000 shillings.
The obverse of this coin depicts a family of elephants walking through the African grasslands. Surrounding the image is the phrase “African Wildlife,” followed by the word “Elephant” and both the fineness and weight of the coin. The reverse of the coin features Somalia’s coat of arms, which portrays two leopards on either side of a shield featuring a star. This scene is surrounded by the year the coin was minted, its monetary value, and the phrase “Somali Republic.”
Though the reverse of this coin stays the same, the obverse changes every year, displaying a different scene of elephants in Africa. So even if you already have coins from 2014 and previous years, the 2015 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant coin is worth a look. You might even find you want to collect at least one from every year of the series.
The elephant is pictured on this Somalian coin because the country is the home to more than 175 mammals, and the elephant just happens to be the largest one. If you are intrigued by elephants, you won’t be surprised to hear that the Elephant Series is the most popular option in the African Wildlife coin collection. The Elephant Series has been minted since 2004 and is produced at the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany.
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