Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from Somalia - detailed information

Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from Somalia (issued 2017 - )
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)

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 massive one kilogram of silver format - designated as 1 kg Ag, where Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

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

Obverse
Somalia / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - 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 2.000 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC [year] 2.000 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE 1 kg Ag 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Silver Kilo (1 kg) - (14) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Kilo 2013 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2013 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin 215 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 800 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant, Anniversary Edition 500 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2019 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2020 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2020 African Wildlife - Leopard 600 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2021 African Wildlife - Leopard 600 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 2.000 SHILLINGS
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Silver Kilo (1 kg): Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
From2017
Face Value2000 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.000 mm
Thickness21.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g