Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinPlatinum Half Ounce 2017 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 the half ounce of platinum format - designated as 1/2 oz Pt, where Pt is abbreviated from Platinum.

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

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, 2017, is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 500 SHILLINGS.

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Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 500 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant - reverse photo

At centre, the reverse of the coin shows a trumpeting African elephant walking through the savanna, with a hut under a palm tree in the background.

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

Around below, · ELEPHANT and the precious metal content · 1/2 oz PLATINUM ·.

The fineness of the metal is inscribed in the grass below the elephant: 999.5 (99.95%).

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE · ELEPHANT · 1/2 oz PLATINUM · 999.5
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the African Wildlife series issued for Somalia in 2017 include:
- 1 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/2 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/4 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/10 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 5 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, Special ANA Edition 2017
- 1/2 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/25 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/50 oz Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/2 g Gold, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1 kg Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 10 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 5 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/4 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
- 1/10 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017

Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Somalia / Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 100
In Set African Wildlife - Platinum Set 2017, mintage 100
4 coins: 1 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1/2 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1/4 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1/10 oz Platinum, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
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Platinum Half Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypePlatinum Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2017
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value500 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XGWB-OJZN
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