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2016 Somalia Elephant Proof 1 oz Silver Coin High Relief

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The Somalian Elephant Series is known for its stunning yearly designs. Both numismatists and investors can appreciate the craftsmanship put into these coins. Since the purity of the coins has increased to .9999 pure silver, the popularity has also increased. Right now, you can purchase the 2016 Proof Somalia Elephant 1 oz Silver Coin in High Relief from Provident Metals.


  • Mintage limited to only 1,000 coins!
  • 13th release of the Somalia Elephant Silver Coin!
  • Ships in a special presentation box!
  • Each coin contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Given a face value of 100 Shillings (Somalia).
  • Struck by the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.
  • Obverse bears the 2016 Elephant design.
  • Reverse image is that of the Somali coat of arms.
  • Features a high-relief finish.

The coins in this listing were minted in high relief. This means that there is greater contrast between the design sets and background field. To get this look, the silver blanks are put under immense pressure.


The obverse face of these coins contains the new image of the African elephant. In this rendition, an adult bull elephant is standing on the edge of a river. The elephants head is tilted back, and its trunk is held high as it lets out a call. In the background, you can see the sun rising. Engravings on this side of the coin include the name of the coin series, the weight, the purity, and the metal content of the coin.


The reverse side of each coin features the image of the Somalian coat of arms. The engravings include the year of issue, the name Somali Republic, and the value of the coin in Somali Schillings.


The African Wildlife Series has an interesting history. The series was first created for the nation of Zambia in 1999. However, in 2004, the coins started being created for Somalia. This change happened despite the fact that no official status exists for the coin. These coins are minted by the Bavarian State Mint, who says that they created these coins with authorization from Somalian officials, but the head of Somalias Central Bank says otherwise.


Ordering coins from Provident Metals is easier than ever. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can have high-quality precious metals products shipped to your door. We always use discreet packaging to ensure that your products arrive at your door safely. All orders of more than $199 ship for free.

If you have any questions about these coins or any others on our website, please reach out to our customer service department. You can find us via live chat, email, or telephone at 800-313-3315.

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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
Condition Proof High Relief
Denomination 100 Schillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 1,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572621