Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia, Coin from Somalia
CoinGold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia

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.

This coin commemorates 225 years since the death of Maria Theresia, archduchess of Austria.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Somalia / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia - obverse photo

Within a beaded 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, 2005, is around below.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2005
Reverse
Somalia / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the right-facing bust of Maria Theresia, as it appeared on Austrian coinage issued in her name.

Around left, the anniversary dates · 1780 - 2005 ·. Around right, the monarch's legend M. THERESIA · D · G (Maria Theresia, by the Grace of God). Around below, the face value · 50 SHILLINGS ·.

Reverse Inscription · 1780 - 2005 · M. THERESIA · D · G · 50 SHILLINGS ·
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Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeGold Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz)
Issued2005
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value50 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.920 mm
Thickness0.540 mm
Mass1.240 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MKJA-ONZB
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Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2005 Maria Theresia: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSomalia KM# 161