2004 – Present Silver Elephants – The Silver Elephant Coin is one of the most fascinating coins in the African Wildlife Coin Series, which commemorates the characteristic fauna of Africa. Minted by the Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint in Munich, Germany, the Silver Elephant coins were first issued in 2004. With a denomination of 100 shillings, the German-manufactured 1 oz Silver Elephant Coin has begun to attract attention from coin collectors all over the world. One of the most interesting aspects of the Silver Elephant Coin is the location of the coin’s production: the Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint, or the Bavarian State Mint. Over 800 years old, the Bavarian State Mint has been producing coins since 1158, and it is the oldest company in Munich. One of the five German state mints, the Bavarian State Mint produces collector coins, medals and seals. Besides its place of manufacture, another of the Silver coin’s desirable attributes is its striking design. Celebrating the beauty of the animal kingdom, the Silver Elephant Coin portrays one of the largest mammals found on the African plains: the elephant. Retaining the same design since the Silver coin’s release, the obverse of the Silver Elephant Coin depicts two leopards supporting a shield and five-pointed star. Beneath the leopards appears a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two crossed palm fronds. However, unlike the obverse, the reverse of the Silver Elephant Coin changes annually but always features an illustration of a majestic elephant in its natural habitat. Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated w/ Gilded Finish. Purity: 99.9% Silver. The item “2004 SOMALIA ELEPHANT 1 OZ SILVER COIN + 24 GOLD PLATED 1000 SHILLING” is in sale since Wednesday, July 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Africa\Somalia”. The seller is “kerurast” and is located in Koice, Slovakia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year: 2004