The Gold Somalia Elephant Series is the primary option from the Bavarian State Mint in its African Wildlife Series. Introduced in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant Series, since 2004 the coins have been released on behalf of Somalia. The 2016 release brought with it increased purity in certain coins, a new platinum coin, and additional weights in silver and gold. Now, 2021 1/4 oz Gold Somalia Elephants are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside protective plastic capsules or acrylic tubes of 20 coins!
- 18th available coin in the Gold Somalia Elephant Series!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 200 Somali Shillings.
- The obverse depicts the coat of arms of Somalia.
- On the reverse side is the African bush elephant in front-facing relief.
In 1999, the Bavarian State Mint introduced the first coin in its African Wildlife Series. The African bush elephant is the first species to feature in the series and was available as the Zambia Elephants from 1999 to 2003. The coins were initially only available in 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold. In 2004, the series shifted and became known as the Somalia Elephants.
From 2004 to 2015, the coins were available as the Somalia Elephants in gold and silver. In 2016, various changes came to the series. First and foremost, the silver series saw its purity increase from .999 to .9999 fine silver. The silver series gained a number of different weights for the first time, including fractional ounces. The gold coins gained five fractional-ounce options and a Platinum Elephant was introduced for the first time ever.
The obverse of the 2021 1/4 oz Gold Somalia Elephants features a depiction of the coat of arms for Somalia. The national coat of arms for Somalia includes a crowned shield with a background field of horizontal lines and a single star in the center. The use of a single star is similar to the national flag that features a single white star on a field of blue. Somalia’s coat of arms is supported by leopards on either side with spears and fern leaves below.
On the reverse side of 2021 1/4 oz Gold Elephants is a vision of the African bush elephant. The largest land mammal in the world today, the African bush elephant is considered an endangered species due to changing habitats on the African continent and the threat of poachers killing the animals to harvest the ivory from their tusks.
These 2021 1/4 oz Gold Somalia Elephants are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are packaged individually in protective capsules with multiples of 20 available in acrylic tubes.
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