The Silver Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint debuted in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant and was available as such until 2003. In 2004, the series shifted to the Somali Republic and carried on with the same weights and design focus. The Silver Somalia Elephant is now one of the most popular 1 oz silver coins in the world and is sought-out by investors looking for trusted bullion coins. Today, 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephants are available to you online at Silver.com from random years of issue.
- Available to ship to you inside of individual plastic flips!
- First released in 2004!
- Mintages are limited annually!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 or .9999 fine silver.
- The face value is 1,000 or 100 Somali Shillings.
- National coat of arms for the Somali Republic on the obverse.
- Ever-changing images of the African bush elephant on the reverse.
- Please keep in mind the possibility of receiving coins with the same details when purchasing multiples.
The African bush elephant is the largest living land mammal in the world today. Inhabiting the African continent, the bush elephant is the largest of the three living elephant species. The Asian elephant is the second-largest animal in the world and the African forest elephant is the third-largest animal in the world.
All of the 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephants in this product listing come with varied conditions and random years of issue. The coins are packaged individually inside of plastic flips. Date marks in this series range from 2004 to the present and silver purity varies based on the year of issue. Coins released from 2004 to 2006 have a face value of 1,000 Shillings, while those issued from 2007 onward have 100 Shillings as face value. Coins available from 2004 to 2015 have a silver purity of .999, while all coins from 2016 onward have a silver purity of .9999.
Silver.com selects your coins at random once your payment has been processed. We cannot guarantee the coin you will receive with your purchase. If you buy multiples, please note the possibility of receiving coins that all have the same date, design, face value, and purity.
Somalia’s coat of arms is featured on the obverse of 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephants. The national seal includes a crowned shield with a single star at the center. There are leopards supporting the shield on either side with fern leaves and spears crossing below the design.
African bush elephants are depicted in the reverse field of the 1 oz Silver Elephants. The designs on this face of the coin change each year, with the Bavarian State Mint altering the depictions of the elephant each year to provide a collectible twist to the series.
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