The primary difference between silver and Gold Somalian Elephant coins has always been the variety of bullion coins available in the gold series. While the silver was traditionally available only in the 1 oz weight and a 1 Kilo weight, the gold has long featured numerous fractional weights. Today, the 2016 1/25 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin is available to purchase on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- 13th design used on Somalian Elephant coins.
- Consists of 1/25th Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 50 Shillings (Somalia).
- Obverse features the unique 2016 Elephant design.
- Reverse bears the image of the coat of arms for Somalia.
Somalian Elephant coins are noted for their ever-changing obverse design fields. Part of the African Wildlife Series of coins from the Bavarian State Mint, the Somalian Elephant coins feature the same motif each year of the elephant in its natural habitat, but the exact design depicts the creatures different with each new release.
Each of the 2016 1/25 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coins in this listing from Silver.com are in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
On the obverse of each Gold Somalian Elephant is the newest 2016 Elephant design, which depicts the massive creature near the banks of a body of water. In the foreground there is some tall Savannah grass, while the background includes the distant shoreline of the water, trees, and the sun/moon in the sky.
The reverse of the 2016 1/25 oz Gold Somalian Elephant coin features the same design used since the 2004 introduction of the coins. The coat of arms includes a single star on the heraldic shield, with a background of horizontal lines. There are two leopards, one on each side, and crossing spears below.
Each Gold Somalian Elephant coin is a product of the Bavarian State Mint. Founded in 1158, it is one of Europe’s oldest operating mints and serves as one of Germany’s major national minting facilities. Located in Munich, it is owned by the government of the Free State of Bavaria.
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