African Wildlife Series coins are used to promote national pride and call attention to the endangered native species on the African continent. One of the most visible coins in this series is the Silver Somalian Elephant Coin. Today, you can purchase a 2006 1 oz. Silver Somalian Elephant from Silver.com in brilliant, uncirculated condition.
The Silver Somalian Elephant coins are unique among silver and gold bullion coin programs because they use different designs for each year of minting. Among the major coin programs of the world, only the Silver Chinese Panda uses different images from one year to the next. Coins in brilliant, uncirculated condition are those with no trace of wear on the coin.
On the reverse side of the 2006 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is the namesake image of the coin series. In the image for 2006, a lone elephant lets out a bellowing trumpet from its trunk as it stands along the shores of a lake. In the background, a snow-capped mountain rises toward the heavens. Though not indicated as such, it is assumed that the mountain represents Mount Kilimanjaro.
The obverse side of the coin features the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. The heraldic shield consists of a lone star in the center, set against a backdrop of horizontal lines. On either side, leopards stand on crossed spears and support the shield.
The Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany is the facility responsible for the production of 2006 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coins. Founded in 1158, the state-owned facility in the Free State of Bavaria is not only one of Europe’s oldest mints, but also one of the world’s oldest.
If you have questions about the African Wildlife Series or the online purchasing process before ordering the 2006 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins online, don’t hesitate to contact a Silver.com associate. We are available on the phone at 888-989-7223, or on the web using our live chat and email services.