Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Half Ounce 2015 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, such as half ounce of gold - designated as 1/2 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 Half Ounce 2015 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, 2015, is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 500 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 500 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant - reverse photo

At centre, the reverse of the coin shows two African elephants - mother ("cow") and baby ("calf") walking through the savanna, with trees and birds in the background.

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

Around below, · ELEPHANT and the precious metal content · 1/2 oz Au 999 · (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE · ELEPHANT · 1/2 oz Au 999 ·
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See also

Coins in the African Wildlife series issued for Somalia in 2015 include:
- 5 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1/2 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1 kg Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1 kg Silver Jubilee Edition (Puzzle Coin), African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015
- 1/4 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2015

Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Somalia / Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant / Proof - obverse photo Somalia / Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Gold Half Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Bullion
Issued2015
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value500 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.000 mm
Thickness1.500 mm
Mass15.552 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RMNN-OMNY
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2015 Somalia 1/2 oz Gold African Elephant Proof
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2015 Somalia 1/2 oz Gold African Elephant Proof
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