Silver Somalian Elephant coins are among the most coveted precious metal products. Available in both bullion and proof versions, these coins now feature .9999 fine gold or silver, as well as .9995 fine platinum option for investors. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Monkey Privy Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- 13th Silver Somalian Elephant design release!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
- Includes a Monkey Privy mark on obverse!
- Obverse features the latest African Elephant design.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms of Somalia.
Each 2016 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Monkey Privy Coin listed here is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit 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 at the mint.
Silver Somalian Elephants have a unique backstory. These silver coins were originally Zambian Elephants from 1999 to 2003. In 2004, the Bavarian State Mint issued the coins for Somalia instead, with some disagreement as to their legal tender status.
However, recent increases in the fineness of the coins from .999 to .9999 and growing popularity for the ever-changing obverse design have made these coins a must-have for many numismatists. These Silver Somalian Elephant coins feature a unique Monkey Privy added to the obverse of the coin’s design field. Celebrating the Year of the Monkey on the Lunar Calendar, known also as the Zodiac, the mark is featured on the right side of the coin’s design field and includes the image of a seated monkey.
On the reverse of all Silver Somalian Elephant coins is the coat of arms for Somalia, along with engravings of the words “Somali Republic,” “2016” split on either side of the coat of arms, and the face value of the silver coin in Somali Shillings below the shield.
The obverse side of the coin features the latest African elephant image. In the design, a male elephant is found standing along the banks of a river. The sun rises high in the distance as the river snakes off toward the horizon.
The Bavarian State Mint is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria. Located in Munich, the mint opened in 1158 and is today one of Germany’s most important national mints.
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