For investors and collectors looking to buy silver online, the Silver Somalian Elephant typically tops the list of must-have coins. Available in silver bullion and proof versions, this coin series is among the most diverse to choose from. Some of the more unique options in the collection include a beautiful colorized coin or this stunning gilded option. The 2018 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin is available to you online today for purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule!
- Fifteenth year of release for the Silver Somalian Elephant coin!
- Includes beautiful addition of 24-karat gold layer on elephant!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Shillings (Somali).
- Obverse features the all-new 2018 Silver Elephant design.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms for Somalia.
- Originally struck at the Bavarian State Mint.
The Silver Elephant series from the Bavarian State Mint began life in 1999 as a coin issued for Zambia. Following the 2003 release, the mint switched the nation of issue to Somalia. Since that time, the Silver Somalian Elephant coin has taken off in terms of both popularity and diversity.
Once available only in a bullion version, the coins now include not only a proof option in silver, but fractional-ounce coins, larger-than-1-oz-silver coins, and distinct finishes as well. Among them is the Gilded Silver Elephant coin.
Gilded Silver Somalian Elephant coins feature a layer of 24-karat gold applied to particular design aspects of the coin. This is often limited strictly to the yearly design of the elephant on the obverse of the. The use of a gilded finish helps the African elephant visually stand out on the coin, while also combining on one product the two most popular metal options in the industry.
On the obverse of all 2018 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coins is the all-new elephant design. This year’s release features an adult elephant with its face right in the foreground of the design field, its trunk and tusks eclipsing the rim of the coin. The elephant itself has the 24-karat gold layer. In the background, a leafless tree features two birds flying to land on its barren branches.
The reverse of the Silver Somalian Elephant includes the coat of arms for Somalia. Engravings on this face of the coin feature the nation of issue, the year of issue split either side of the national crest, and the face value of the coin.
Each 2018 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks. These are normal results of the process of striking blanks.
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