1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant 2023
You may not be familiar with the Bavarian State Mint state which produces this beautiful 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant coin so let us tell you more about them, and this spectacular product.
The Bavarian Mint
The Bavarian Mint is one of the most traditional companies in Germany and the oldest in the city of Munich with years of experience in coinage. Their coins can be recognised by the “D” mint mark which was issued when the prerogative of coinage was assumed by the German nation in 1871. The mint has a reputation for minting quality circulation coins along with collector coins. They continue to rely on new methods and technologies, both in production and in the implementation of quality controls to be one of the finest mints.
The African Wildlife series
The State Mint has issued the African Wildlife series since 1999, starting with the Zambian Elephants. In 2004, the Zambia Elephant was rebranded as the Somalia Elephant and today you can purchase the 1oz silver elephant 2023 version on StoneX Bullion.
The obverse of the coin
The 2023 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant coin features a beautiful rendition of the majestic creature and contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver. Every year the design changes which makes this coin very attractive and desirable to collectors and investors.
The design always includes the elephant, but it is depicted in a variety of scenes and can also present multiple elephants. This year’s design focuses on the head of the African bush elephant. Set in right-profile relief, the elephant uses its trunk to pull down a tree branch in order to feed itself. The design is beautiful and the attention to details is great, especially the head and the trunk of the elephant. Above the image is written ‘AFRICAN WILDLIFE’ indicating it is part of the African Wildlife series. At the bottom is ‘ELEPHANT and “1oz Ag 999.9”
And how about the reverse?
On the reverse of the coin can be found the Somalian Coat of Arms. This coat of arms has a shield with a star in the middle with lines in the background. The shield is supported by leopards standing on spears. Above their heads are the inscriptions ‘SOMALIA REPUBLIC’. ‘2023’ is split across the middle of the coin and ‘100 SHILLINGS’ is at the bottom.
The silver bullion coin African Wildlife Somalia Elephant has a fineness of 999,9/1000. With the nominal value of this silver coin being 100 Somali shilling, the Somalia Elephant is legal tender in Somalia. Elephants are wonderful and fascinating creatures and this design is a great homage to them. So if you are an elephant lover, this coin is definitely a great choice!