There are many reasons for the increasing popularity of the Silver Somalian Elephant series of coins. Originally available only in silver, today the coins have grown into a massive program that features gold, silver, and platinum versions with bullion and proof options across a variety of weights. Today, the 2017 ¼ oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available in BU condition on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic flip to protect the coin’s condition and quantities of 25 ship in a mint tube.
- Fourteenth design of Silver Somalian Elephant coins.
- First-ever release of fractional Silver Elephants!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of 25 Somali Shillings.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Somalia.
- Obverse includes an all-new elephant design.
- Available in BU condition.
Each of the 2017 ¼ oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins in this Silver.com listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen. Coins with a BU grade show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks as a result of striking during the production process.
Silver Somalian Elephants have a unique backstory. These 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 2017 ¼ oz Silver Somalian Elephants are available from the Bavarian State Mint for the first time ever in the program’s history, as three fractional weight and three new full-weight coins are added to the silver lineup.
On the obverse of all 2017 ¼ oz Silver Somalian Elephant coins you’ll find the latest elephant design for the series. It features an elephant standing amidst the grasses of the Savannah in Africa, with a traditional hut and palm tree in the background.
The reverse side of the 2017 Silver Somalian Elephant continues the use of the nation’s coat of arms as the primary design feature. The coat of arms is accompanied by engravings of “Somali Republic” above, “2017” split on either side of the heraldic shield, and the face value of “25 Shillings” along the bottom.
Founded in 1158, the Bavarian State Mint is one of Germany’s oldest minting facilities. Today, it is one of the nation’s four primary mints, tasked with creating both commemorative coinage and German-issue Euros for the EU.
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