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2016 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coin BU

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One of the worlds most popular gold bullion coins, the Somalia Elephant Series has been available for Somalia since 2004 and in total since 1999. The series originally offered only 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold coins, but it has grown in recent years to include various other weights with new designs on the reverse field each year to attract collectors as well. Right now, you can buy 2016 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
  • 13th issue of Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • Bears a face value of 1,000 Somali Shillings.
  • On the obverse is the Somali coat of arms.
  • The reverse includes the image of an African bush elephant.

With your purchase of 2016 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coins, you receive your specimens inside of a protective plastic flip. Each of these individual coins is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.


On the obverse side of 2016 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coins is a depiction of the Somali coat of arms. The seal includes a crowned shield in the center with horizontal lines and a single star in the center. Leopards support the shield from either side and there are two spears and fern leaves crossed below that are draped in a ribbon. Inscriptions on this face include Somali Republic above the seal, 20 and 16 on either side of the shield, and the face value of 1,000 Shillings below.


The reverse face of the 2016 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coin includes the unique depiction of the African bush elephant for 2016. The image depicts the elephant with its ears fluffed out and its trunk raised as it stands near the shores of a body of water. The grass in the foreground sways in the breeze as the sun rises in the sky in the distance and tall tree dot the landscape. Inscriptions on this side read African Wildlife above the design and Elephant 1 oz Au 999.9 below the design element.


The Bavarian State Mint issues the Somalia Elephant Gold Coins in the African Wildlife Series for the Somali Republic. The coins were originally issued as the Zambian Elephant Series from 1999 to 2003. The hallmark of this series is the use of new African bush elephant designs on the reverse field each year.


If you have any questions, Provident Metals is ready to assist you. Our customer service team is available on the phone at 800-313-3315, on the web using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Bavarian State Mint
Thickness 1.9 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 1000 Shillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Protective Plastic
Packaging Dimensions 1.8x1.8x0.2
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572237