The Somalia African Elephant Coin Series made its debut in 2004. It was commissioned by the Republic of Somalia as tribute to the continent’s most iconic mammal, the African elephant. Now, as the series reaches its 11th year of production, the Bavarian State Mint of Germany is pleased to announce its latest addition to this prestigious collection, the 2015 1 oz Somalian Silver Elephant Coin.
Each coin has been masterfully executed from 1 troy oz of 99.9 % pure silver and possesses an individual face value of 100 shillings. All coins from this series will be shipped in brilliant uncirculated condition, wrapped in either a protective coin sleeve or their original mint tubes of 20 pieces. Customers who place orders of 500 or more coins will receive an exclusive monster box sealed, just as we receive them from the mint.
The obverse of each coin captures a rather tender moment between a mother elephant and its young calf. They are depicted side by side marching along the plains of the African Savanna. From the rough texture of their thick hides to the sharp points of their tusks, viewers are certain to appreciate the skillfully rendered details of these powerful pachyderms. Equally worth noting are the details of their native habitat, including the umbrella thorn trees and the flock of birds hovering overhead. As a finishing touch to the captivating image, artists have engraved its border with the coin’s weight, purity and the words “African Wildlife” and “Elephant.”
On the reverse side of the coin as a symbol of national pride is the Somalian Coat of Arms. This emblem consists of a shield that bears the five-pointed star of the Somalian flag. The shield is carried by a pair of leopards, who are standing upon set of crossed lances and palm fronds. Surrounding the coat of arms is a ring of text, which includes the coin’s denomination, mintage year and country of origin.
The 2015 Somalian Silver Elephant Coin is an exquisite piece that speaks to the pride and culture of the Somali people. If you are ready to buy the Somalia Elephant Coin or have any questions before placing an order, please call Silver.com at 1-888-989-7223 at your convenience. Alternatively, you can also place your order online 24/7 through our secure website or contact us through live chat and email during business hours.