The Silver Somalian Elephant is an increasingly popular coin around the world, pushing the supply of these coins to their limit. The Bavarian State Mint in Germany handles production of these coins, which were originally introduced as part of the African Wildlife Series for the nation of Rwanda. Today, the 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available with a unique appearance from Silver.com.
- Extremely limited mintage of just 5,500 coins!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
- Part of the African Wildlife Series.
- Features a unique 2015 design.
- Antique finish creates visual brilliance.
- Individual coins available in presentation boxes.
Silver Somalian Elephant coins are popular for their ever-changing design sets. While the motif always focuses on the endangered African elephant, the specific design changes from one year to the next. These coins were first introduced as a Somalian coin in 2004, having been struck for the nation of Rwanda from 1999 to 2003.
Each of the 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins in this Silver.com product listing has a special antique finish. Modern coining processes allow mints to put an antique sheen onto modern coins. More than just giving the coins a vintage appearance, this antique finish adds warmth and depth to the coin’s visual appearance.
On the reverse side of the coin is the all-new design for 2015. In the image, an adult elephant leads a young calf through the savannas of Africa. Above the image is an engraving that reads “African Wildlife,” while “Elephant” and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity are engraved below.
The obverse side of each 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coin features the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia. In the image, a pair of wild cats holds a shield steady, which contains a single star set against a background of horizontal bars. The coin’s year of minting is split on either side of this design, its face value featured below, and “Somali Republic” engraved above.
The Bavarian State Mint is one of the five state-owned mints of Germany, and is also one of the nation’s oldest facilities. The mint first opened in 1158, and is operated by the government in the Free State of Bavaria.
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