Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin, Coin from Somalia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin, Coin from Somalia
CoinSilver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin

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 massive one kilogram of silver format - designated as 1 kg Ag, where Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

This coin is a special edition for the 12th anniversary of the African Wildlife Series (officially named the 12th anniversary Jubilee Edition) by the Bavarian Central Mint, and features a special Elephant design plus twelve sections with each of the annual designs issued to that point in time.

It is in the form of a "puzzle" which can be taken apart, with one circular central piece and twelve interlocking smaller pieces coming together around it, each a separate "coin".

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage215
Obverse
Somalia / Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the central 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 800 SHILLINGS.

Each puzzle piece (mini coin) around the central circle also features the same design within a plain rim, with the difference that the face value is 100 shillings, thus making up the total nominal face value of the coin equal to 2,000 shillings.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 800 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin - reverse photo

At centre, the reverse of the coin shows the image of an elephant raising its trunk and stomping through the grass, against a backdrop of the outline of the map of the African continent.

Around above, the inscription: 12TH ANNIVERSARY AFRICAN WILDLIFE ELEPHANT.

Around below left, the anniversary dates · 2004 - 2015.

The puzzle pieces around feature the respective designs for all editions of the series from 2004 until 2015, with the respective year date (starting from top, clockwise):
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2004,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2005,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2006,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2007,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2008,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2009,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2010,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2011,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2012,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2013,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2014,
- African Wildlife Elephant - 2015.

Reverse Inscription 12TH ANNIVERSARY AFRICAN WILDLIFE ELEPHANT · 2004 - 2015
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (troy ounces): 32.151.
Finish: proof.
Packaging: in wooden presentation box, with Certificate of Authenticity.

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

All (14) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Kilo 2013 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2013 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin 215 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 800 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant, Anniversary Edition 500 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2019 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2020 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2020 African Wildlife - Leopard 600 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2021 African Wildlife - Leopard 600 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 2.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Kilo 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 2.000 SHILLINGS
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Silver Kilo 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant Puzzle Coin: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2015
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value2000 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Total Mintage215
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.300 mm
Thickness13.200 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KXVN-EMPX
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