Why purchase this brilliant uncirculated 2023 Somalia 5 oz. silver African Wildlife Elephant coin?
The African Wildlife Elephant series is an homage to the African bush elephant, the world largest land mammal. Since its inception in 1999, the series has been issued with an annually changing depiction of the creature, typically set in a distinctive African landscape. The series, which has always been produced by the Bavarian State Mint, was initially launched as a coin of Zambia, but transitioned to Somalia in 2004.
- This 2023 African Wildlife Elephant coin is crafted from 5 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver.
- The 65 mm diameter coin is minted with a spectacular brilliant uncirculated finish.
- The coin is issued as legal tender of the Federal Republic of Somalia, with a face value of five hundred shillings.
- The coin is representative of the twentieth year of issue of the Somalia African Wildlife Elephant series.
- The coin features an enchanting single year of issue reverse design.
- The coin was struck in Germany, at the Bavarian State Mint.
Beautifully Detailed Rendition of the African Bush Elephant
Obverse: The coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Somalia is centered on the obverse, accompanied by the inscriptions “SOMALI REPUBLIC,” the coin’s denomination of “500 SHILLINGS,” and the issue date of “2023.”
Reverse: A lone African bush elephant is illustrated on the reverse, chewing on a cluster of leaves while reaching for a branch overhead with its long trunk to claim its next bite. Traditional elements of an African landscape appear in the background, including an Acacia tree, low hillocks, and barren land, while a segment of the sun blazes overhead. The stunning wilderness image is encircled by a frame containing the inscriptions “AFRICAN WILDLIFE,” “ELEPHANT,” and “5 OZ AG 999.9.”
Magnificently Minted Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
This 2023 Somalia African Wildlife Elephant 5 oz. silver coin is available from ModernCoinMart in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. The ungraded bullion coin is expertly minted, possessing a remarkably sharp strike, gorgeously finished surfaces and exceptional eye appeal.