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2017 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Silver Coin BU

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The Somalia Elephant Series is one of the worlds most popular silver coins at the moment. Originating as the Zambia Elephant program in 1999, the series has also gone by the name African Wildlife Series and has featured a new image of the African bush elephant on the obverse each year. Today, you have the chance to buy 2017 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with protective plastic flips or mint tubes of 25 coins!
  • 14th year of issue for the Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz silver coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • The face value is 50 Somali Shillings.
  • On the obverse side is a depiction of the African bush elephant in front of a small tribal hut.
  • The reverse field includes the national coat of arms for Somalia.

African Wildlife Series silver and gold coins from the Bavarian State Mint debuted in 1999 as the Zambia Elephant Series. The coins were issued for Zambia until 2003, with the 2004 release switched to Somalia. From the introduction with Zambia to the switch to Somalia, the coins have always offered a new design on the obverse each year with no design ever repeating in the collection.


On the obverse of 2017 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Silver Coins is the image of an African bush elephant in a field just beyond a traditional tribal hut. The elephant raises its large trunk in the air to bellow out its call. A single palm tree reaches up to the sky overhead of the tribal hut as the sun bakes the savannah high overhead.


The reverse of all 2017 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Silver Coins includes the national coat of arms for the Somali Republic. The coat of arms for the nations uses a crowned shield with a background field of horizontal lines and a single star in the center. There are leopards supporting the shield on either side with crossed fern leaves and spears below. Inscriptions on this face of the coin include Somali Republic, 2017, and 50 Shillings.


In 2016, the Somalia Elephant Silver Coin collection significantly expanded. Not only did the Bavarian State Mint introduce new platinum bullion coins to the collection, but it also offered fractional-ounce silver coins for the first time with a new, improved silver purity of .9999 silver purity in the coins.


2017 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Silver Coins are available to you for purchase today in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins come with a protective plastic flip for individual specimens or mint tubes of 25 coins.

Please dont hesitate to reach out to Provident Metals with any questions. You can reach us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Bavarian State Mint
Thickness 2.45 mm
Diameter 33 mm
Inner Pack 25
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 50 Shillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572979