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.
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.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Somalia Elephant|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|