It’s a new year for the Silver Somalian Elephant collection, and that means it’s time for a new design on this coveted coin series. With a rotating annual design, the Somalian Elephant collection is among a handful of major bullion coin series that offer a fresh look for investors and collectors with each passing year. The 2018 1 Kilo Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is now yours to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a plastic capsule.
- Fifteenth new design on the Silver Elephant!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 2,000 Shillings (Somali).
- Obverse includes the new 2018 design of the African Elephant focusing on its massive head.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Somalia.
The Silver Elephant Series is known as the African Wildlife collection coin, and has been available since 1999. Those early issues from 1999 to 2003 were for the nation of Zambia, but the coin has been a Somali issue since 2004 and has gained immense popularity over the past 15 years.
Silver Elephant coins have also grown in diversity with time as well. The original series offered little in terms of weight beyond 1 oz silver, with the early years offering the coins in .999 fine silver as well. Silver Elephant coins now feature .9999 fine silver and come in varying weights from 1 Kilo down to fractional weights.
On the reverse of the Silver Somalian Elephant Coin you’ll find the coat of arms for Somalia. Reflecting the national flag, you’ll find just one star at the center. Unlike the flag, the coat of arms has a shield with a background of horizontal lines behind the star. Leopards are depicted on either side of the shield, with crossed spears and fern leaves below.
The obverse of the 2018 1 Kilo Silver Somalian Elephant Coin includes the latest African elephant design. This year’s imagery features one of these massive beasts from a closer perspective. The head dominates the foreground with its long tusks extending downward and its trunk almost reaching off the surface of the coin itself.
Each 2018 1 Kilo Silver Somalian Elephant Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but aren’t free of flaws. Minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks are possible as a result of striking the coins during production.
The Bavarian State Mint has produced the Silver Elephant coin since its 1999 introduction. Located in Munich, the mint is a state-owned entity of the Free State of Bavaria.
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