2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
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As low as $2.29 per coin over spot!
The Somalian Silver Elephant has been popular worldwide since it was first produced in 2004. Struck in .9999 fine Silver, this coin makes a great addition to any portfolio. African elephants are the largest and heaviest land animal on the earth with no known natural predators once they reach adulthood. This majestic animal graces the reverse of each coin with a design that changes yearly making it desirable by both collectors and investors.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Obverse: Displays the Somalian Coat of Arms and the date along with the face value of 100 shillings.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic elephant with his trunk in the air, walking across the Serengeti. In the background is a native grass hut next to a coconut tree with a glimpse of the sun rising above.
  • Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

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Being the largest land animal and one of the most majestic creatures on the planet, this is sure to be a hit with collectors and investors alike. Add this 2017 1 oz Silver Somalian Elephant coin to your cart today!

The 1 oz Silver African Elephant bullion coin is a beautiful testament to the majesty of the world’s largest land mammal. Part of the African Wildlife series, this bullion coin made of .999 fine Silver was first minted in 1999 under the authorization of Zambia. Beginning in 2004, the series has featured Somalia as the country of issue.

As one of the only Silver bullion coins in the world to change designs annually, the Silver Elephant coin series is sought after by both investors and collectors for its beauty and high Silver content. The reverse of the Silver coin always features one or more elephants in their natural habitat. Since 2004, the obverse features the seal of Somalia, showing two leopards supporting a shield and five-point star. Beneath them is a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two crossed palm fronds. Prior to 2004, the obverse depicted the seal of Zambia.

Silver Elephant coins are minted at the Bavarian State Mint, which is said to be the oldest company in Munich. The mint began producing coins in 1158 under the authorization of Heinrich dem Löwen. Known locally as Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt, it is known for its high standards in manufacturing collector coins, seals and medals.

The history of the Silver Elephant bullion coin is both controversial and fascinating. The coin was first minted by the Bavarian State Mint under the legend of Zambia. In 2004, the mint claims to have been given permission to transfer the series’ legend to the Somali Republic. However, some experts have doubts about the mint’s claim to this authorization. Somalia has never recognized Silver Elephant coins as legal tender and the coins have never been distributed by the Central Bank of Somalia. Much of this confusion can be attributed to the political turmoil and unrest occurring within the country. Ongoing civil war has caused upheaval as Somalia works toward building a federal parliamentary republic. These factors are a likely source for the lack of sufficient documentation to support the Bavarian State Mint’s claims of authorization. Despite these issues, some experts believe the ambiguity surrounding Somalia’s approval of the coin only adds to its value.
Customer Reviews of 2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
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Somalia Elephant

By  bubba35

from Georgia

5.0

Beautiful coin. Prompt service. Could not have asked for more.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Somalia coins are great!

By  AzEsq

from Arizona

5.0

Just purchased several different years of Somalia coins and love them. Great value given the low mintage and beautiful design that changes each year. Love the Silver Eagles but with no design changes it gets a little old. The different designs makes these coins great for gifts as they are always changing.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautifull

By  Edgardo

from Dorado Puerto Rico

5.0

The elefants image are great

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Quality Service

By  C. Reed

from Jacksonville, AR

5.0

I order from APMEX almost weekly. All orders are delivered fast, with exceptional customer service. This is a attractive coin. It is a nice addition to any foreign coin collection. May purchase some of the earlier years.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great subject matter

By  KCB1

from Farmer City, IL

5.0

Elephants are wonderful creatures. The make great subject matter on coins.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Ampex silver

By  RJB 45

from Madison Wi.

4.0

Ampex always has quality products

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Awesome Elephant Coin

By  Scott Jones

from Oxnard, CA

5.0

I just love the elephant series, and this coin doesn't disappoint. Great detail on in the coin as well.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

2017 Somalia 1oz Silver Elephant

By  Will

from Greenwood indiana

5.0

I have bought a 1oz Silver Somalia Elephant every year since the very first year they premiered, and I'm always amazed by the craftsmanship and artwork of each years 1oz silver design.I recommend adding Somalia Elephants to your collection, your getting a low mintage bullion coin with a attractive design in brilliant uncirculated condition, that is sure to rise in value over the years to come!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

2017 Silver Elephant

By  Chris H.

from Erie,Pa

5.0

Silver elephants are one of the best investments out there.Always one of the better designs as well,and 2017 is no different.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Somalia Silver Elephant

By  Bill

from Boston, MA

5.0

Always prompt service and beautiful coins. Very pleased.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

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