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

Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant, Coin from Somalia
CoinSilver 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, started in 1999 for Zambia and continued since 2004 for Somalia, 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 ounce of silver - designated as 1 oz Ag, where Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

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
Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant - obverse photo

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 100 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 100 SHILLINGS
Reverse
Somalia / Silver 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 oz Ag 999.9 · (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE · ELEPHANT · 1 oz Ag 999.9 ·
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

Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse - Day
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Coloured Reverse - Day - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Coloured Reverse - Day - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 5,500
Details

Issued separately and in two-coin set.

In Set Elephant Day and Night, 2017, mintage 500
Variety Coloured Reverse - Night
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Coloured Reverse - Night - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Coloured Reverse - Night - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500
Details

Issued in two-coin set only.

In Set Elephant Day and Night, 2017, mintage 500
Variety Black Elephant
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Black Elephant - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Black Elephant - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500
Details

Issued in a two-coin "Black and White" set, where the elephant is black, on a white background. The black part is Ruthenium plated, and the white is selectively lacquer covered.

In Set Elephant Black and White, 2017, mintage 500
Variety White Elephant
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / White Elephant - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / White Elephant - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500
Details

Issued in a two-coin "Black and White" set, where the elephant is white, on a black background.

In Set Elephant Black and White, 2017, mintage 500
Variety Gilded Reverse
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Gilded Reverse - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Gilded Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 3,000
Variety Rooster Privy Mark
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Rooster Privy Mark - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Rooster Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 15,000
Details

A privy mark on the reverse for the Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017.

Variety WMF Privy Mark
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / WMF Privy Mark - obverse photo Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / WMF Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A privy mark on the reverse for the World Money Fair (WMF) in Berlin, representing the famous World Clock at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, below which the inscription WMF.

The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated grade and are packaged in a presentation box with a Certificate of authenticity.

Variety Proof
Images Somalia / Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,000
Details

Proof, plain edge.

In Set African Wildlife - Prestige Set 2017, Silver, mintage 2,000
4 coins: 2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1/2 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017, 1/4 oz Silver, African Wildlife - Elephant, 2017
All (35) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Ounce 2004 African Wildlife - Elephant 33,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2004 1.000 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2005 African Wildlife - Elephant 33,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2005 1000 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2006 African Wildlife - Elephant 33,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2006 1000 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2007 African Wildlife - Elephant 33,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2007 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2008 African Wildlife - Elephant 35,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2008 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2009 African Wildlife - Elephant 130,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2009 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2010 African Wildlife - Elephant 120,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2010 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2011 African Wildlife - Elephant 170,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2011 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2012 African Wildlife - Elephant 80,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2012 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2013 African Wildlife - Elephant 130,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2013 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2013 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2013 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2014 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2014 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2015 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,500 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2015 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2016 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2016 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2017 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2018 African Wildlife - Elephant, Anniversary Edition 15,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2018 African Wildlife - Leopard 40,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2018 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2019 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2019 African Wildlife - Leopard 40,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2019 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2020 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2020 African Wildlife - Leopard 40,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2020 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2021 African Wildlife - Elephant, ANA 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2021 African Wildlife - Leopard 40,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2021 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant unknown Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant, High Relief 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2022 African Wildlife - Elephant, ANA 1,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 100 SHILLINGS
Silver Ounce 2022 African Wildlife - Leopard 40,000 Coat of Arms of Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC 2022 100 SHILLINGS
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Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant: Details
CountrySomalia
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSecond Shilling (1990 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2017
SymbolCoat of Arms of Somalia
Face Value100 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Thickness3.200 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-RMQX-EMNY
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Silver Ounce 2017 African Wildlife - Elephant: Photos
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2017 Somalia Silver Elephant Black and White Coin
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2017 Somalia Silver Elephant Black and White Coin
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2017 Somalia Silver Elephant Black and White Coin
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2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant WMF Privy Coin
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2017 1 oz Somalia African Elephant Rooster Privy .9999 Silver Coin BU
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2017 1 oz Somalia African Elephant Rooster Privy .9999 Silver Coin BU
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2017 1 oz Somalia Silver Elephant, In Colour - Night
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2017 Somalia Silver Elephant African Wildlife Proof Coin
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