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2016 Somalia Elephant Hologram Proof Platinum Coin Set 50 Mintage with Box & CoA

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The Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint grew exponentially in 2016. The silver coins in the series expanded to include new weights between 1 oz and 1 Kilo, while also gaining fractional-ounce coins. The gold series gained more fractional-ounce coins as well, while a new Somalia Elephant Platinum Coin was introduced. Today, you have the chance to get the 2016 Proof Somalia Elephant Hologram Platinum Coin Set online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a four-coin black presentation box!
  • Includes a total of four proof platinum coins!
  • Limited mintage of just 50 platinum coin sets!
  • Contains .9995 pure platinum per coin.
  • The face value in Somali Shillings is unique to each coin.
  • Obverse contains the Somali coat of arms.
  • Reverse features the image of an African bush elephant in a display of its power.

The 2016 release year was also unique for its debut of .9999 pure silver content in its silver bullion coins. 2016 also marked the debut of the platinum bullion coins. To celebrate, the Bavarian State Mint offered two different Proof Platinum Sets. One was a traditional proof set, while these coins come with a hologram effect on the reverse designs primary element.


For the obverse design element of the 2016 Proof Somalia Elephant Hologram Platinum Coin Set, each coin has the official coat of arms for the Somali Republic. The crowned shield has a background field of horizontal lines with a single star set in the center of the shield. It is flanked on either side by leopards with crossed fern leaves and spears below. Inscriptions on this face include Somali Republic, 2016, and the face value of each individual coin.


In the reverse field of the 2016 Proof Somalia Elephant Hologram Platinum Coin is a depiction of the African bush elephant putting on an aggressive display of its size. The elephant has its ears flopped out to its side and trunk raised as its tusks point forward. This design is exclusive to each of the 2016 Somalia Elephant Coins regardless of metal type. The body of the African bush elephant is covered with a beautiful hologram visual effect for a unique finish.


The Bavarian State Mint has issued the African Wildlife Series Elephant coins since 1999. From 1999 to 2003, the series was known as the Zambia Elephant collection. In 2004, the mint shifted the series to the Somalia Elephant Series.


2016 Proof Somalia Elephant Hologram Platinum Coin Sets include a total of four coins, with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz platinum coins offered. The set packages the four coins in a black presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity. All coins have frosted designs and mirrored fields.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9995
Producer Bavarian Mint
Condition Proof
Denomination 1,000, 500, 200, and 100 shillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 50
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 12x5.5x2.9
Metal Content 1.85 Troy ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573082