Silver Twenty-five Grams, Coin Type from Somalia - detailed information

Silver Twenty-five Grams, Coin Type from Somalia (issued 2006 - )
Coin TypeSilver Twenty-five Grams

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 a number of foreign mints to issue commemorative coins under its jurisdictions. Some of them are in the 25 g (twenty-five grams) of silver format. They are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) and not bullion, because they are released at prices higher than the precious metal value, and are sought by collectors for their artistic merit.

Somalia / Silver Twenty-five Grams - obverse photo

Within a plain 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 4000 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC [year] 4000 SHILLINGS
Somalia / Silver Twenty-five Grams - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Twenty-five Grams: Details
CurrencySomali Shilling
Face Value4000 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass25.0000 g