Gold Somalia Elephants are produced for the Somali Republic by the Bavarian State Mint, a private mint located in Munich, Germany. The series debuted in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant Series, but was shifted to Somalia starting with the 2004 release of the coins. In 2016, the series began to expand significantly. Today, 2019 1/50 oz Gold Somalia Elephants are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- Third release in the 1/50 oz Gold Somalia Elephant Series!
- Consists of 1/50 Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value is 20 Somali Shillings.
- Somali coat of arms on the obverse.
- African bush elephant on the reverse.
From 1999 to 2003, the Bavarian State Mint issued 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold coins in the African Wildlife Elephant Series. The design on the reverse was changed each year, similar to the Chinese Panda bullion coins. In 2004, the Bavarian State Mint shifted the program to Somalia and continued issuing the coins with new designs on the reverse each year, changing the obverse to feature the Somali coat of arms.
All of the 2019 1/50 oz Gold Somalia Elephants in this product listing are available to you with individual protective plastic capsules. Each one of these coins is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Gold Somalia Elephants are available in a wide range of weights. For a long period of time, the Gold Somalia Elephants were available in 1 oz gold with fractional-ounce weights that included 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins. In recent years, it has expanded to include 1/20 oz gold coins and, in 2017, these 1/50 oz gold coins along with a 1/2 gram gold coin.
Somalia’s coat of arms is featured on the obverse face of the 2019 1/50 oz Gold Somalia Elephant. The design depicts a crowned shield with a single star at its center and a background field of horizontal lines. On either side of the shield, there is a leopard with spears and fern leaves crossed below the shield.
An African bush elephant is shown on the reverse side of 2019 1/50 oz Gold Somalia Elephants. In a powerful display, the bush elephant stands with its powerful frame upright as it raises its trunk and flaps out its ears. There is a river winding off into the distant background in the design as the sun rises into the sky overhead.
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