The Somalian Elephant Series of bullion and proof coins is highly coveted for its purity, as well as the ever-changing designs on the obverse face of the coin. In 2016, the Bavarian State Mint unveiled the first-ever platinum coin in the series, and the growth in the program continues in 2017. Today, the 2017 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- Features 24-karat gold plating finish on obverse!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of 100 Shillings (Somali).
- Obverse includes the all-new Somalian Elephant design.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Somalia.
Silver Somalian Elephant coins were originally struck by the Bavarian State Mint for the nation of Zambia. As of 2004, the mint produces the coins for Somalia with a face value listed in Somali Shillings.
The design on the obverse face of the Silver Somalian Elephant coin is refreshed each year to feature the animal in a new motif. The concept behind the design is always the same, and focuses on highlighting the planet’s largest land mammal in its native habitat. These unique coins feature a 24-karat gold gilding over the image of the elephant on the obverse.
Each 2017 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin features the coat of arms for Somalia, with no gilded finishes anywhere on this side. The coat of arms is a heraldic shield with a single star on it, similar to the national flag of Somalia. Engravings of the face value, nation of issue, and year of issue are included on this side of the coin.
On the obverse of the Silver Somalian Elephant Coin you’ll find the image of the African elephant standing in the midst of some tall grass on the savannas. In the background, a singular palm tree rises above a traditional thatch-roof hut. The 24-karat gold layering is included only on the elephant design of the coin.
These 2017 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins have a 24-karat gold layering on the African elephant design of the obverse. This popular gilded finish was introduced in the last few years and offers the best combination of silver and gold in one coin.
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