The Gold Somalian Elephant is a favorite among collectors because of its ever-changing obverse design field, but the .9999 purity of its gold also makes it a target for investors looking to guard their wealth against uncertain markets. Today, the 2016 1/10 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin is available to purchase on Silver.com for your investment portfolio.
More and more often investors are turning to uniquely-designed and foreign gold coins as a way to invest in gold as they are a great alternative to the more popular choices and can carry a higher buyback premium based on their rarity and the gold price.
- Ships in a plastic or mint tubes of 20.
- 13th design of the African Elephant in the series.
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Somalia.
- Obverse bears the unique 2016 Elephant design.
Each of the 2016 1/10 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coins in this Silver.com listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
African Elephant coins honor the endangered status of the African elephant. The species on the continent includes two major subspecies; the bush elephant and forest elephant. The bush elephants are those classified as the world’s largest land mammals and tend to inhabit the open plains. Forest elephants live closer to mountains and the forest areas of their foothills, but are no slouches as they weigh in as the third largest land mammals in the world.
The reverse of every Gold Somalian Elephant coin has the coat of arms for Somalia. This image includes one leopard on either side of the national heraldic shield, which itself has a backdrop of horizontal lines with one star featured in the middle of the design.
On the obverse of the 2016 1/10 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin you’ll find the image of the 2016 Elephant. This depicts a large bull elephant with its trunk raised in the air and mouth open as it stands near a body of water. The water recedes off into the distance, where trees stretch up to the horizon and the sun is rising.
The Bavarian State Mint produces all Gold Somalian Elephant coins. First opened in 1158, the mint is part of Germany’s official minting system and is owned by the government in the Free State of Bavaria.
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