Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 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 coin is part of the African Wildlife bullion coin series by the Bavarian Central Mint, and features the Elephant.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage33,000

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, 2007, is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 20 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2007 20 SHILLINGS

At centre, the reverse of the coin shows an African elephant mother ("cow") and her baby ("calf") against a background of palm trees.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the African Wildlife series issued for Somalia in 2007 include:
- 1/50 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2007
- 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2007

All (12) coins of type: Gold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value20 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Total Mintage33,000
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Thickness0.460 mm
Mass0.622 g
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSomalia KM# 200