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2016 Somalia Elephant Lunar Monkey Privy 1 oz Silver Coin

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As the popularity of the Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint has increased, so too have the number of different options in the series. 2016 was one of the biggest releases of the Somalia Elephant Silver Coins, with the introduction of new weights, colorized versions, gilded coins, and even privy marks. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 2016 Somalia Elephant Lunar Monkey Privy 1 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with individual capsules, tubes of 20, or boxes of 500 silver coins!
  • Features a Year of the Monkey privy on the reverse!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • The face value is 100 Somali Shillings.
  • On the obverse side is the coat of arms for Somalia.
  • The reverse features an African bush elephant on the savannah.
  • Lunar monkey privy mark on the reverse.

In 2016, the Bavarian State Mint made significant changes to the Somalia Elephant Silver Coins. Traditionally available only in 1 oz silver, 2016 saw the introduction of several fractional-ounce coins in silver for the first time. Additionally, the coins increased from .999 pure silver content to .9999 pure silver content.


On the obverse face of the 2016 Somalia Elephant Lunar Monkey Privy 1 oz Silver Coin is a depiction of the coat of arms for Somalia. The national shield is a crowned shield that has a background field of horizontal lines with a single star set in the middle of the shield. Leopards support the shield from either side as two spears cross below with fern leaves and a ribbon draped over the spears.


The reverse side of 2016 Somalia Elephant Lunar Monkey Privy 1 oz Silver Coin includes the image of an African bush elephant standing close in the foreground with its trunk raised high into the air as the sun sits low on the horizon in the distance. Along the outer-right side of the rim, you will find a small circle with the monkey privy mark inside to honor the fact that 2016 is the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.


The Bavarian State Mint initially offered the African Elephant coin as the Zambia Elephant Silver Coin. This was the case for the 1999 to 2003 date marks. Starting in 2004, the series shifted to Somalia and featured only 1 oz gold and silver coins, for the most part, through 2016. This year saw an explosion in options that included these unique privy mark coins.


2016 Somalia Elephant Lunar Monkey Privy 1 oz Silver coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are available individually with capsules while multiples ship in tubes of 25 or boxes of 500 coins.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. We are available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Bavarian State Mint
Thickness 3 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 500
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated Privy
Denomination 100 Shillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573487