|Coin||Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 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 one tenth of a troy ounce of gold - designated as 1/10 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.
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, 2023, is divided by the Coat of Arms.
Around below, the face value 100 SHILLINGS.
At centre, the reverse of the coin shows the head of an adult elephant as he wraps his trunk around a hanging branch. In the background, an African savanna landscape.
Around above, the name of the coin series: AFRICAN WILDLIFE.
Around below, · ELEPHANT and the precious metal content · 1/10 oz Au 999.9 · (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).
||AFRICAN WILDLIFE · ELEPHANT · 1/10 oz Au 999.9 ·
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Date of issue: 4 October 2022.
Issue price: 212.03 EUR