The Somalian Elephant coin is an annual bullion product of the Bavarian State Mint in Germany. Issued on behalf of Somalia, the coin’s status as legal tender in that nation is unknown, but that hasn’t dampened demand for and the popularity of this coin. Today, Silver.com offers the 2015 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin with a special ANA Chicago Privy mark.
- Extremely limited mintage of only 100 coins!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of 1,000 Shillings (Somalia).
- Features the all-new 2015 elephant design.
- Bears a special ANA Chicago Privy mark on the obverse.
- Ships in a custom mint box including Certificate of Authenticity.
African Elephants first appeared on African Wildlife Series coins from the Bavarian State Mint as a coin for the nation of Zambia. Since 2004, the coins have been produced for the nation of Somalia. The mint produces Somalian Elephant coins each year in silver and gold, with bullion and proof versions available.
Each coin in this product listing has a special ANA Chicago Privy on the obverse. The World’s Fair of Money is hosted by the American Numismatic Association, and celebrates unique coinage while offering a launching pad for new coin designs on certain occasions.
On the obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin is the new 2015 design, plus the unique ANA Chicago Privy mark. The privy is an oval on the left side that features Chicago’s Willis Tower and an engraving that reads “ANA.” The elephant design set includes a mother leading her calf through the grasslands.
The reverse side of the coin bears the nation’s coat of arms. Under the engraving “Somali Republic” is the coat of arms for Somalia, a shield with a lone star set against a background of horizontal stripes. The year of minting is split on either side of the shield, and the face value engraved below.
Germany’s Bavarian State Mint was founded in 1158 as the region saw a boom in silver mining and production. Today, it is a state-owned entity of the local government in the Free State of Bavaria.
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