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

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.

Information about: Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

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
Reverse

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

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge 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 (15) coins of type: Gold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2004 200 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2005 African Wildlife - Elephant 10,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2005 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2007 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2012 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2012 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2013 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2013 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2019 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2020 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2023 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2023 20 SHILLINGS
Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2024 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2024 20 SHILLINGS
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
Issued2004
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value200 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.0600 mm
Thickness0.4600 mm
Mass0.6200 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-DQVA-OWQJ
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSomalia KM# 188