This 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available in brilliant uncirculated condition and contains a gilded finish with 24k gold. A thin layer of gold is applied to the reverse side’s elephant image, giving the coin a golden color. Each of these coins contain the same design, purity and weight as the standard, non-gilded coins.
The African Elephant is one of the most stunning creatures in the world. Massive and powerful, yet slow moving and seemingly docile, the elephant’s size and enormous features have captured the imagination for centuries. This special-edition 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coin is now available from Silver.com in brilliant uncirculated condition with a gilded finish on the coin’s reverse design.
Elephants have towered above the landscape of planet Earth for thousands of years. Mankind’s first interaction with the massive creatures came during ancient times when the armies of Carthage and Alexander the Great used elephants with great effect during warfare. In recent centuries, the ivory tusks of the African elephant made it a target for poachers and hunters looking to earn money from the death of the animal. Today, efforts are underway to protect the elephant from poachers to ensure it walks the Earth for thousands of years to come.
Each of these 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coins has a stunning, gilded finish on the reverse design. The primary image on the coin’s reverse features two elephants walking across the savanna. Unlike the standard 1 oz coin struck in 2015, the elephants on this gilded coin are covered with a gold finish. Engravings on the reverse include “African Wildlife” and “Elephant.”
The obverse side of the coin bears the standard image of the coat of arms for the Somali Republic. In the image, two leopards brace a heraldic shield bearing a single star against a backdrop of horizontal lines. Above the image is the engraving “Somali Republic,” while the face value is inscribed below.
The Bavarian State Mint is responsible for striking the 2015 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coin. First introduced by the Mint in 1999, the coins have been categorized in the African Wildlife Series since 2004. The Bavarian State Mint is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria, and is one of Germany’s five state mints.
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