The African Wildlife Series is one of the most popular bullion coin programs struck for nations on the African continent. Though the Silver Somalian Elephant is not minted by a facility in Africa, it is nonetheless designed to call attention to the endangerment of the one of the region’s most precious creatures; the African Elephant. Today, can own this stunning 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Proof Coin from Silver.com in a high relief strike.
Coins in the African Wildlife Series highlight some of the continents greatest natural treasures. Along with the Rwandan African Buffalo and Rwandan African Impala, the Silver Somalian Elephant is one of the most common and popular coins in the series. The African Elephant coins are struck each year using a different design on the obverse of the coin, making each year’s mintage unique from one another.
These special 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Proof Coins are struck in high relief. A high relief coin is struck using a die that is cast deep enough to create a concave field on the surface of the coin, creating maximum contrast between designs and background fields. Producing a high relief proof requires increased pressure during striking and often requires multiple strikes to attain the desired effect. These coins utilize the same popular design as the bullion coins from the program.
On the reverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Proof is the image a male bull elephant leading a female across an open savanna. Engravings include “African Wildlife,” “Elephant,” and the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin. The obverse bears the coat of arms for the Republic of Somalia, which features a lone star against a background of horizontal lines on a heraldic shield. Engravings include “Somali Republic,” the face value, and the year of minting split on either side of the shield.
The Bavarian State Mint strikes the African Wildlife Series coins for the nation of Somalia. The Mint is a state-owned entity operating in the Free State of Bavaria, and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
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