Entering its fourth year of availability, the Silver Zambian Elephant coin underwent a minor change to the design of the coin for the first time in its history. Although the obverse changes yearly, prior to 2002 the reverse had never featured a different design. The 2002 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin is available now on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Fourth release of the Silver Zambian Elephant coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 5,000 Kwacha by the Bank of Zambia.
- Obverse includes the Zambian Elephant.
- Reverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
African Elephant coins from the Bavarian State Mint were the first from the African continent not part of the South African Krugerrand series. The African Elephant coin has a new obverse design each year it is released, but the primary motif remains the same. You’ll always find an elephant in its natural habitat on the African continent.
The 2002 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin was the first from the Bavarian State Mint to feature the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The coins originally featured the national crest of Zambia, but as of 2002 the coins would feature the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II instead.
On the obverse of the Silver Zambian Elephant is the image of an adult elephant placing its trunk on the head of a smaller, young calf. The coin also has the engravings of “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the coin’s purity, weight, and metal content.
The reverse of the 2002 1 oz Silver Zambian Elephant coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the first time it was ever used on the coins in this series. The image was created in 1998 as the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty and was intended primarily for use on commonwealth coins.
Located in Munich, the Bavarian State Mint is one of Germany’s oldest mints. Founded in the 12th century, it is today owned by the government of the Free State of Bavaria, and is one of Germany’s five primary minting facilities.
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