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2023 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Gold Coin BU

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Somalia Elephants have been available from the Bavarian State Mint since 1999, though the series was first offered under a different national banner. Since the programs introduction, one factor has remained the same: new reverse designs each year. Provident Metals now has 2023 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Gold Coins for you to purchase.


  • Arrives with individual acrylic capsules!
  • 20th year of availability in the Somalia Elephant Gold Series!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • Issued a face value of 500 Somali Shillings.
  • Obverse depicts the national coat of arms.
  • Reverse includes an African bush elephant.

When you purchase a 2023 Somalia Elephant 1/2 oz Gold Coin online in this Provident Metals listing, you will receive a coin that is housed in an individual acrylic capsule. All of these coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.


In the obverse design of the 2023 Somalia Elephant Gold Coin, you will find the national coat of arms. In the design, you will find the crowned shield of the nation with a background field of horizontal lines and a single star in the center of the design element. The shield is supported on either side by leopards, with fern leaves and spears crossed below. Inscriptions read SOMALI REPUBLIC, 2023, and 500 SHILLINGS.


For the reverse design of 2023 Elephant 1/2 oz Gold Coins, you will see an African bush elephants head. This years design shows the elephant reaching for leaves in a tree with its trunk. The inscriptions include AFRICAN WILDLIFE, ELEPHANT, and 1/2 OZ AU 999.9.


The 1999 debut of the African Wildlife Series included 1 oz gold and silver coins in the Zambia Elephant Series. After five issues, the series was transitioned to Somalia as the nation of issue. Though the nation of issue changed, the design focus stayed the same on the reverse.


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Product Details

Year 2023
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Bavarian State Mint
Thickness 2.45 mm
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 500 Schilling
Country Somalia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Somalia Elephant
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.2
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3958616