Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant

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 one fiftieth of a troy ounce of gold format - designated as 1/50 oz Au, where Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

This is the first issue in the African Wildlife bullion coin series by the Bavarian Central Mint, and features an Elephant.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown

Within a beaded border, the reverse 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, 2004, is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 200 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2004 200 SHILLINGS

At centre, the reverse of the coin displays the image of an African elephant among small trees.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the African Wildlife series issued for Somalia in 2004 include:
- 1/50 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2004
- 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2004

All (12) coins of type: Gold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value200 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.060 mm
Thickness0.460 mm
Mass0.620 g
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSomalia KM# 188