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2005 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver Coin BU

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The African Wildlife Series Elephant coins have been available annually since 1999. In a rare twist, the series has been issued for two different nations during its more than decades of availability. The first five issues were for the nation of Zambia, while all issues after that were for the nation of Somalia. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 2005 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic flip!
  • Just the 2nd issue of the coins as the Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver coin!
  • Limited mintage of just 5,000 silver coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • The face value is 1,000 Somali Shillings.
  • On the obverse is the Somali coat of arms.
  • The reverse depicts the head of an African bush elephant peeking through the trees.

African Wildlife Series Elephant silver coins debuted in 1999 as the Zambian Elephant coin. From 1999 to 2003, the coins were produced by the Bavarian State Mint for this nation with new images of the African elephant on the reverse each year and the same design on the obverse each year, that of the national emblem. Starting in 2004, the coins were issued as the Somalia Elephant with the reverse design focusing still changing each year, and the obverse now depicting the national emblem of Somalia rather than Zambia.


On the obverse side of 2005 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver coins is the image of the Somali coat of arms. The national seal includes a background field of horizontal lines on a crowned shield that features a single star at its center. The shield is supported by leopards with spears, fern leaves, and a ribbon included in the design element. Inscriptions include Somali Republic, 2005, and 1,000 Shillings.


The reverse face of the 2005 Somalia Elephant Silver Coin features a distinctive image of the African bush elephant that is unique to the 2005 date mark. In this design, the elephants head is shown in left-profile relief with its trunk raised up above its head and curled in an S-shape. The elephants body appears to emerge from beneath the canopy of a tree in the foreground, with taller trees depicted in the distant background. This face of the coin includes inscriptions of African Wildlife, Elephant, and 1 oz Ag 999.


These 2005 coins are just the second release in the series for the nation of Somalia, and the seventh overall since the collection debuted in 1999. Like all previous releases, the image of the African bush elephant on the reverse is unique to this year.


2005 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver Coins are available to you with individual plastic flips and arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. All coins in this series are produced by the Bavarian State Mint of Germany.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, connect with us live using our chat, or simply email us with your inquiries.

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Product Details

Year 2005
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Bavarian Mint
Thickness 3 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 500
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 1000 Shilling
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5000
Capsule Size 39 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Packaging Dimensions 1.5x1.5x0.1
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572358