2011 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

2011 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

The Somalian Silver Elephant has been popular worldwide since it was first produced in 2004. This 2011 release makes a great addition to the .999 fine Silver series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a protective plastic flip.
  • Obverse: The Somalian Coat of Arms and the date adorn the reverse of this coin along with the face value of 100 shillings.
  • Reverse: Shows a cow and her calf as they walk through the plains of Africa, surrounded by the Silver weight and purity.
  • Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

Protect and display your coin in style by adding an attractive display box recommended for this coin.

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 2011 Silver Somalian Elephant to your cart today!

The Silver Somalian Elephant honors the spirit and magnificent wildlife that can be seen throughout the African savannah. First released in 1999 as the Zambian Silver Elephant, the Silver Elephant is available in two sizes: 1 oz and 1 kilo. This Silver bullion coin is treasured for its .9999 fine Silver and stunning designs.

As one of the only bullion coins in the world to change its design annually, the Silver Elephant series is certainly unique. The reverse of the Silver Elephant always features one or more elephants in their natural habitat. Since 2004, the obverse has featured the seal of Somalia, showing two leopards supporting a shield and five-pointed star. Beneath them is a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two cross palm fronds. Prior to 2004, the obverse depicted the seal of Zambia.

Silver Elephants are minted at what is said to be the oldest company in Munich. Established in 1158, the Bavarian State Mint, locally referred to as Das Bayerisches Haumptünzamt, was established under the authorization of Heinrich dem Löwen. The mint is known for its quality and high standards in manufacturing collector coins, seals and medals.

The ever-changing design is not the only thing unique about this Silver bullion coin. From 1999 until 2003, the Silver Elephant coin series was produced by the Bavarian State Mint for Zambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa. In 2004, the mint transferred the series’ legend to the Somalia Republic, a coastal nation located on the horn of Africa. However, experts have questioned the validity of this authorization. Somalia does not recognize Silver Elephants as legal tender and the coins have never been distributed by the Central Bank of Somalia. Much of the confusion can be attributed to the political turmoil and strife that is currently afflicting Somalia. Civil war also plagued the country, interfering with Somalia’s efforts to work towards building a federal parliamentary republic. These circumstances are likely reasons for the lack of sufficient documentation to support the Bavarian State Mint’s claims of authorization. Despite these issues, some experts suggest that the ambiguity surrounding Somalia’s approval only adds to the Silver Elephant coin’s value.
Customer Reviews of 2011 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
2011 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
4.8 Overall

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Beautiful, high relief coin

By  Adam R.

from El Dorado Hills, CA

5.0

This is another excellent coin in the Somali Elephant series. Beautiful, proof-like coin minted in Germany arrived to me flawless (without using a loupe.)

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Great artwork

By  KCB

from Farmer City, IL

5.0

Support APMEX, not Somalia. Enjoying the elephants.

Pros

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

My First African Elephant Coin

By  Doghouse

from Peoria, AZ

5.0

I bought this coin my first Somalian Elephant just to check it out and Im really glad l did,it's just a cool series and l will be collecting many more from the fine folks at APMEX.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Really Nice Coin

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

4.0

I purchased this coin because it is another in the African Wildlife Series, its low mintage and general eye appeal. The designs change yearly which makes these coins quite collectible. My only criticism is that most of the coin is mirrored and does not show luster contrasts which I find attractive. Nevertheless, a very nice coin.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)

A beautiful Silver 1oz coin

By  Downunder

from Australia

4.0

If you collect 1oz silver coins, this would make a very great addition. The premium is not as high as other limited/special edition coins. And it's beautiful enough to collect and look at! Great buy!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Elephant/American Wildlife Series

By  Paladin

from North East Washington St.

4.0

I've made several buys from APMEX: 1.) The coins I received are always in near perfect condition. If they are advertised as Brilliant Uncirculated I know they will be in that condition. 2.) Shipping is very fast and packaging is excellent -- every time so far. The "Elephant" coins from Somalia are beautiful, shiny and without blemish. The design is stunning. I bought five of them. APMEX charges a very high premium over spot for them, but I had to have them!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Absolutely Gorgeous!

By  silvermh

from Cincinnati, OH

5.0

Great Design

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Elephants!

By  Jesse

from SK

5.0

This is a great design! These coins hold their value, it's getting difficult to find the older ones.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Beautiful Coin! and so rare!

By  Wendy Lyn

from Utah

5.0

I bought this for my married daughter who loves elephants. Such a treasure! Thanks so much, APMEX!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • This Coin Is A Keeper

By 

from MI

5.0

These are beautiful coins, so pretty to look at. They also make good gifts.

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