Coins from the African Wildlife Series celebrate the diverse animal kingdom that exists on the African continent. While numerous creatures have been featured on coins in the series, one of the most popular is the African elephant. You can now purchase a 2015 1 Kilogram Silver Somalian African Elephant Coin from Silver.com.
- Consists of 1 kilogram (32.15 ounces) of .999 fine silver.
- Carries a face value of 2,000 Shillings.
- Features a new reverse design for 2015.
- Each individual coin is shipped in a sealed plastic capsule.
- Struck by Germany’s Bavarian State Mint.
The Bavarian State Mint first introduced an African elephant coin in the African Wildlife Series in 1999 for the nation of Zambia. From 1999 to 2003, the coins were struck for Zambia, and then produced for Somalia starting in 2004. Mintage levels were kept relatively low early on, around 50,000 coins annually, but in recent years mintage levels have increased to meet demand.
African elephant coins feature a new design on the reverse side each year. For the 2015 coin, a pair of elephants is featured marching in a line across the savanna. In the lead is a male bull elephant, with a female following closely behind. The design includes trees rising to meet the horizon and birds flying overhead.
On the reverse side of the coin, the image of elephants is accompanied by the engravings of “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the coin’s metal content, weight, and purity. The obverse side of the coin bears the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. Engravings include “Somali Republic,” the year of minting split on either side of the coat of arms, and the face value of the coin.
These 2015 1 Kilogram Silver Somalian African Elephant Coins are struck for Somalia by the Bavarian State Mint. The Mint is one of Germany’s four official mints, and is an entity of the Free State of Bavaria, with headquarters in Munich.
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