The Gold Somalian Elephant Coin is part of the larger African Wildlife Series of coins with an elephant design theme released annually by the Bavarian State Mint. The coins in this collection originated as a silver series for the nation of Zambia, but since 2004 have been issued for Somalia and grown in popularity and scope in the years since. Today, 2018 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip.
- Fifteenth year of availability for the Somalian Elephants!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 1,000 Somali Shillings.
- An adult African elephant reaches toward the coin’s rim with its trunk on the obverse.
- Somalia’s coat of arms features on the reverse.
The Silver and Gold Elephant coins from the Bavarian Mint are much different today than those originally introduced for Zambia in 1999, and even through the mid-2000s for Somalia. The coin program began with .999 fine silver and gold content, as well as extremely limited mintage figures early on.
In recent years, the program has expanded significantly to include .9999 fine silver and gold purity, more fractional weights in the silver series, more availability of sizes in the gold collection, and an entirely new Platinum Elephant option as well.
Each 2018 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin in this listing is available to you in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you will notice minor flaws possible on the surface. As a result of production, the coins occasionally have minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The obverse of Gold Somalian Elephant Coins includes the image of an African elephant. The largest land mammal on planet Earth, the African elephant is actually divided into two major extant species. The bush elephant weighs in as the largest land mammal and is the feature of the African Wildlife Series, while the smaller forest elephant weighs in as the third-largest land mammal.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold Somalian Elephant Coin you’ll find the coat of arms for Somalia. This symbol features the singular star found on the nation’s flag, with that star set against a backdrop of horizontal lines on a crown-topped shield supported on the sides by leopards.
The Bavarian State Mint is one of the world’s oldest operating facilities. Founded in the 12th century, the Bavarian State Mint is today a state-owned entity located in Munich.
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