Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun

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 very small one twenty-fifth of a troy ounce of gold format - designated as 1/25 oz Au, where Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

The theme of this coin is the Gold of the Pharaohs, and it features the death mask of King Tutankhamun.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Somalia / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun - obverse photo

Within a plain 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, 2002, is around below.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2002
Reverse
Somalia / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the famous gold death mask of Egyptian King Tutankhamun, and his two sceptres crossed over his chest.

Around above, the inscription GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS; around below, separated from it by two small images of layers of the King's sarcophagus, the face value 50 SHILLINGS.

Reverse Inscription GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS 50 SHILLINGS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz)
Issued2002
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value50 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.920 mm
Thickness0.540 mm
Mass1.240 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-JBKK-ELMD
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Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2002 Tutankhamun: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSomalia KM# 161