Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 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 Mintageunknown
Obverse
Somalia / Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant - 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, 2014, is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 20 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 20 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant - reverse photo

At centre, the reverse of the coin shows a family of African elephants - father, mother and baby - walking in tall grass.

Around above, the name of the coin series: AFRICAN WILDLIFE.

Around below, · ELEPHANT and the precious metal content · 1/50 oz Au 999 · (one fiftieth of troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE · ELEPHANT · 1/50 oz Au 999 ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in capsule.

See also

Coins in the African Wildlife series issued for Somalia in 2014 include:
- 1/50 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 1 kg Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014
- 1/4 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2014

Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant: Known varieties
Variety Half Gram Planchet
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Some coins were struck on a half-gram planchet in error; they have the same diameter but are thinner.

All (12) coins of type: Gold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
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Gold Fiftieth-Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Fiftieth-Ounce (1/50 oz)
Issued2014
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value20 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Thickness0.460 mm
Mass0.622 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MKXG-ONZB
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