The most visible product line from the Bavarian State Mint in Germany is the Somalia Elephant Collection. This series of bullion coins includes silver and gold options, with proof, high-relief, and a wide array of other products issued each year. Among the more recent additions are lunar-themed privy mark releases with mintage caps on the availability. The 2018 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephant Dog Privy Coin is now available to you online for purchase at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
- Privy mark for the Year of the Dog on 2018 Silver Elephants only!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Shillings (Somali).
- The coat of arms of Somalia is on the coin’s obverse.
- An African elephant’s face is the focus on the design on the coin’s reverse.
- Exclusive Year of the Dog privy on the reverse.
Silver Somalia Elephant Coins have undergone a tremendous evolution in recent years. The 2016 issue of the coins brought an increase to .9999 fine silver content each year, while the 2017 release of the coins meant the introduction of fractional silver coins in the bullion range. Prior to those changes, the Silver Elephant Coins were available in various versions.
Proof colorized coins are popular in the Day-Night range in this series, as are gilded bullion coins and high-relief proof specimens. Also introduced in recent years were privy mark coins with lunar-themed designs. Each year’s Silver Somalia Elephant has been available in the 2010s with a Zodiac-inspired animal privy mark.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephant Dog Privy Coin is the design of the African elephant. This one-time design features the face of an African elephant as the trunk is lifted overhead and almost appears to come right at the viewer. The long tusks of the elephant are also prominent in the design.
This side of the coin also features the unique Year of the Dog privy mark for 2018. This year’s version includes a German shepherd’s head in a small circle along the outer region on the left side of the design field.
For the obverse of 2018 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephant coins, the Bavarian State Mint continues to feature the coat of arms for Somalia. The design includes a crowned shield with a single star on a background field of horizontal lines. The shield is supported on either side by a leopard and the national name, date marks, and face value of the coin are all inscribed on this side as well.
2018 1 oz Silver Somalia Elephant Dog Privy Coins are available inside of individual protective capsules. The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and come with a lower mintage cap this year set at just 10,000 coins.
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