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2018 Somalia Elephant 5 oz Silver Coin

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The Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint represents one of the most popular silver bullion collections in the world. Introduced in 1999, the coins have been issued in their current format since 2004. Right now, you can get 2018 Somalia Elephant 5 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with protective acrylic capsules!
  • 15th year of issue in the Somalia Elephant Silver Series!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Bears a face value of 500 Somali Shillings.
  • Obverse depicts the coat of arms of Somalia.
  • Reverse includes an African bush elephant.

With your purchase of the 2018 Somalia Elephant 5 oz Silver Coin online at Provident Metals, you will receive a silver coin housed in a protective acrylic capsule. These coins arrived after the 2016 expansion of the series and joined the program alongside fractional-ounce silver coins, 2 oz silver coins, and 10 oz silver coins.


In the obverse design of the 2018 Somalia Elephant Silver Coin, you will find a depiction of the coat of arms of Somalia. This design of the national emblem includes a crowned shield with a single star set against a backdrop of horizontal lines. Inscriptions on this side include SOMALI REPUBLIC, 2018, and 500 SHILLINGS.


For the reverse field of 2018 Elephant 5 oz Silver Coins, the mint offers a depiction of the African bush elephant. This design is exclusive to the 2018 coins in the series and comes with large tusks on the face and a trunk that extends to the border field of the coin. Inscriptions on this side read AFRICAN WILDLIFE, ELEPHANT, and 5 OZ AG 999.9.


African Wildlife Elephant Coins were originally issued as Zambia Elephant Silver Coins. After 2003, the series became the Somalia Elephant Silver Series. In 2016, the fineness of the coins was enhanced from .999 to .9999 and numerous additional weights were introduced.


If you have any questions, Provident Metals is here to help. Please call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

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Product Details

Year 2018
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Bavarian State Mint
Diameter 65 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 500 Schillings
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 2.8 x 2.8 x 0.4
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3981656