One of the most popular coins in the world is the Silver Somalian Elephant. Coveted by investors for its .9999 fineness and beloved by collectors for its ever-changing designs, the Somalian Elephant is an annual bullion coin program with a large following. The 2017 1/2 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available today on Silver.com in BU condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip and quantities of 25 ship in a mint tube.
- Fourteenth design from the African Wildlife Series.
- First-ever 1/2 oz Silver Elephant coin.
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 50 Somali Shillings.
- Obverse features the new African elephant design.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms for Somalia.
- BU condition.
The last two release years for the Somalian Elephant program have been met with significant changes in the program. In 2016, the Bavarian State Mint expanded the program to include the first-ever Platinum Elephant coin, while also bumping up the minimum fineness of all silver and gold coins to .9999 purity.
For 2017, more changes have arrived for the gold and silver coins. The Gold Elephant series added two new fractional weights of 1/4 and 1/2 oz. For the 2017 Silver Somalian Elephant, the mint added three fractional weight coins, including the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Somalian Elephant, and three coins above 1 oz. in weight; the 2 oz, 5 oz, and 10 oz coins.
On the reverse of all 2017 Silver Somalian Elephant Coins is the image of the coat of arms for the nation. The design features a heraldic shield flanked on either side by a leopard, with a single star in the center and a background field of horizontal lines.
The obverse of the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin includes the all-new African elephant design. In this image, a large bull elephant is featured standing on the open plains with a small patch of grass in the foreground and a single hut, with palm tree, in the background.
Each of these 2017 1/2 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins is a BU product. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
The Bavarian State Mint, located in Munich, Germany, was founded in 1158. One of Germany’s four primary mints, it is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria.
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