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. Today, the 2017 5 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available from Silver.com in BU condition.
- Individual coins ship in capsules and lots of 250 ship in boxes.
- Fourteenth release of Silver Elephant designs.
- First-ever 5 oz Silver Elephant coin!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of 500 Shillings (Somalia).
- Obverse bears the latest elephant design in the series.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms.
- Coins in BU condition.
The African elephant is widely known as the largest land mammal in the world today. The African elephant species consists of two major subspecies: the bush elephant and forest elephant. While the bush elephant is the actual largest mammal in the world, the forest elephant is no slouch. It weighs in as the third largest land mammal on Earth.
Each of the 2017 5 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coins in this listing from Silver.com is a BU coin. Products with this grade feature no signs of wear and tear, but may include minor flaws to the finish such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking during the production process.
The reverse of all Silver Somalian Elephant coins bears the coat of arms for Somalia. Featuring a single star on the heraldic shield, propped up by a leopard on either side, the design field is surrounded by engravings of “Somali Republic,” “2017,” and “500 Shillings.”
On the obverse of the all-new 2017 5 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is the image of an elephant standing amongst the grasses of the Serengeti. In the background, a small palm tree rises into the air above a traditional hut. In the sky above, the sun (moon) just crests the edge of the coin’s design field.
2017 marks a significant expansion of the Silver Elephant program. For the first time ever, the Bavarian State Mint is offering the 2 oz and 10 oz coin in addition to the 2017 5 oz Silver Somalian Coin. There’s also three new fractional-weight coins available for the first time this year.
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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