The coin now known as the Silver Somalian Elephant was originally introduced as the Silver Zambian Elephant. These coins were the first to popularize the release of African-themed coins issued for nations within Africa, but rarely are they ever produced on the continent. Today, the 2001 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin is available for purchase online through Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin during shipping.
- Third release of the Silver Zambian Elephant coin!
- Third new image used on the obverse of the African Elephant coins.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features an all-new African Elephant design.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms for the nation of Zambia.
Silver Zambian Elephant coins were originally introduced with an African Elephant theme on the obverse and the coat of arms from the nation of Zambia on the reverse, but 2001 was the last time that the Bavarian State Mint would use this strategy for the last time.
The African Elephant coin series features the same motif each year on the obverse; that of the African elephant in its natural habitat. This would be the last year that the national crest of Zambia would appear on the coin’s reverse, as the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was used in the final two years (2002 and 2003) of the Silver Zambian Elephant coin.
On the obverse face of the 2001 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin is the latest image used by the Bavarian State Mint in the series. In this design you’ll find a mature elephant leading a young calf guiding it along the savanna with its trunk grasping the trunk of the calf. Engravings feature the name of the series, the name of the creature, and the coin’s purity, metal content, and weight.
The reverse of the Silver Zambian Elephant includes the national crest of the nation of Zambia. Along the top of the coin’s reverse you’ll find the engraving “Bank of Zambia,” with the national crest in the center. This includes the image of a man and woman on either side of the crest, a bald eagle above, and a banner below with the national motto of “One Zambia, One Nation.”
Each 2001 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant Coin is struck by the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany. The mint was founded nearly 900 years ago and is now owned by the Free State of Bavaria, where it strikes coins for collectors and investors alike.
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