Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Somalia (issued 2007 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)

The Somali Shilling is the official currency of Somalia. Due to inflation though, regular cash circulation in the country is handled not by coins but mostly by banknotes and foreign currency.

The country has also authorised the Bavarian Central Mint to issue bullion coins under its jurisdiction. The African Wildlife Series features a new design every year and has become very popular with collectors and bullion investors worldwide. The coins are in standard bullion sizes, including a mini-coin half gram of gold format - designated as 0.5 g Au, where Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

The annual designs initially featured elephants, to which an annual leopard design was added in 2018.

Obverse
Somalia / Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of Somalia, featuring a shield (its blue colour indicated in "heraldic hatching" by thin horizontal lines), in the centre of which is a five-pointed star. The shield is surmounted by a decorated emblem with five heads, the with two lateral ones halved. The shield is borne from the sides by two cheetahs stepping on spears and facing each other under the lower point of the shield, along with two palm leaves, which are interlaced with a white ribbon.

Around above, the name of the country in English: SOMALI REPUBLIC. The date of issue, [year], is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 20 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC [year] 20 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE 0.5 g Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins of the same size, see also:
- Alderney gold half gram
- Australia gold half gram
- Barbados gold half gram
- Congo (Democratic Republic) gold half gram
- Cook Islands gold half gram
- Isle of Man gold half gram
- Mongolia gold half gram
- New Zealand gold half gram
- Niue gold half gram
- Palau gold half gram
- Saint Helena gold half gram
- Samoa gold half gram
- Senegal gold half gram
- Solomon Islands gold half gram
- Tokelau gold half gram
- Tuvalu gold half gram

Coin Type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - (15) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Half Gram 2007 Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2007 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2019 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2019 African Wildlife - Leopard unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2020 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2020 African Wildlife - Leopard unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2021 African Wildlife - Leopard unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant 6,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2022 African Wildlife - Leopard 6,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2023 African Wildlife - Elephant 6,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2023 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2023 African Wildlife - Leopard 6,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2023 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Half Gram 2024 African Wildlife - Leopard 5,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2024 20 SHILLINGS
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Gold Half Gram (0.5 g): Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
From2007
Face Value20 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.0000 mm
Thickness0.3900 mm
Mass0.5000 g