The Bavarian State Mint released the Somalian Elephant series of coins for the first time in 2004, and since that time it has expanded numerous times to include ever-better options for investors and collectors. The newest addition is the Platinum Somalian Elephant. Today, the 2016 Platinum Somalian Elephant Hologram Proof Coin Set is available to purchase online from Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Ships in a precious luxury box.
- 14th design in the series, and first-ever Platinum Elephant!
- Mintage limited to 50 coin sets only.
- Consists of four total coins with .9995 fine platinum.
- Coins have individual face values in Somali Shillings.
- Obverse bears the unique 2016 African Elephant design.
- Reverse includes the Somali coat of arms.
African Elephant coins were released as part of a wider campaign to raise awareness about the plight of the elephants on the continent. The African elephant, consisting of two subspecies, is the largest land mammal in the world and is often killed by poachers for its valuable ivory tusks.
The African Wildlife Series was introduced in 1999 as a coin issued for Zambia, but in 2004 the Bavarian State Mint changed the issue to Somalia. Since then the coin’s popularity has taken off immensely. 2016 marked the latest expansion in the series, with the first-ever release of the Platinum Somalian Elephant.
In this offering you can purchase a 2016 Platinum Somalian Elephant Hologram Proof Coin Set. This set includes four coins in total: a 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz coin. Each has a distinct hologram effect on the elephant design on the obverse.
The obverse of the Platinum Somalian Elephant coin features the 2016 elephant design, which features a large bull elephant in the foreground at the edge of a river. The waters of the river drift off into the background toward the rising sun.
On the reverse of all 2016 Platinum Somalian Elephant Hologram Proof Coins in this set is the image of the coat of arms for Somalia. Included on this side are engravings that identify the nation of issue, year of issue, and face value of the coin in Somali shillings.
The Bavarian State Mint is located in Munich, and was founded in 1158. The mint is now one of the most important in Germany’s minting system, and is owned by the Free State of Bavaria’s government.
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