The 2017 issue of Gold Somalian Elephants has many intriguing options for investors and collectors, including some new weights that have never been offered before. Among the choices is a limited-edition proof coin with a stunning finish. Today, the 2017 5 oz Proof Gold Somalian Elephant Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Ships in a commemorative box.
- Extremely limited annual mintage!
- Fourteenth Somalian Elephant design!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of 1,500 Somali Shillings.
- Obverse features the image of an African elephant.
- Reverse bears the Somali coat of arms.
- Coins are proof specimens.
Each 2017 5 oz Proof Gold Somalian Elephant coin listed here ships to you in a beautiful commemorative box complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. These coins have a proof finish, which gives them enhanced visual luster courtesy of contrasting matte finishes and mirrored backgrounds.
The Somalian Elephant Series of coins debuted in 2004 from the Bavarian State Mint. Originally available only as 1 oz silver coins, the program has grown consistently over the ensuing 14 years, first with the addition of the Gold Elephant lineup. In 2016, the mint added a first-ever Platinum Elephant coin to the series.
For 2017, the mint has further expanded with the additional six new weights in the silver lineup and two new fractional-weight coins for the gold series. The Somalian Elephant coins are firmly entrenched as one of the finest products in the world today.
On the obverse of each 2017 5 oz Proof Gold Somalian Elephant Coin you’ll find the all-new elephant design which depicts a large elephant standing on the savannahs of Africa. In the background is a small, traditional hut with a palm tree reaching into the sky next to it. Engravings on this face include “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and “5 oz Au 9999.”
The reverse of the 2017 Gold Somalian Elephants continues the use of the Somali coat of arms. The image includes the nation’s heraldic shield, which bears a single star in the center with a background field of horizontal lines. Engravings on the reverse read “Somali Republic” above, “2017” split on either side of the shield, and “1500 Shillings.”
Somalian Elephant coins are products of the Bavarian State Mint, which is located in Munich, Germany. The mint is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria, and is one of the nation’s primary minting facilities for commemorative and circulation Euro currency.
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