2014 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

2014 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

The Somalian Silver Elephant coins feature beautiful renditions of the majestic creature, with a design that changes yearly adding collectibility and interest to this .999 fine Silver coin. Each coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Orders in quantities of 20 or more come in mint tubes. 500 or more come in a box as issued by the Bavarian State Mint. Single coins come in protective plastic.
  • Obverse: Bears the heraldic symbol of the Somalian Republic, “2014” and the monetary value of “100 Shillings.”
  • Reverse: Exhibits three captivating Somalian Elephants roaming through tall grass.
  • Guaranteed by the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

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Struck at the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany, these 2014 Silver Somalia African Elephant coins are legal tender in Somalia and add value to any collection. Add this magnificent 2014 1 oz 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 Hauptmünzamt, 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 2014 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
2014 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU
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Nice

By  lk

from WI

4.0

Arrived with the flip torn open. Would appear that the coin is to big for the common coin flip. I think they should have came in coin capsules. No damage happened to the coin though, fantastic coin!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

More elephants

By  KCB

from Farmer City, IL

4.0

I buy the coins from APMEX, not to support Somalia, but for the artwork. I like wildlife.

Pros

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

Super cool looking coin

By  Patrick

from Pasadena, CA

5.0

Always wanted a coin from the African Wildlife series. Possibly my favorite coin

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

Very pleased!

By  Smallpondswhale

from Tampa,FL

5.0

I picked up 5 of these elephants and all were in excellent condition, the coins are beautiful and look very proof like. Highly recommend!

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Nice Design

By  B W

from Chicago, IL

4.0

Nice piece for a nice price. As others have stated, it isn't 100% blemish free, but it's good enough for most casual collectors/stackers.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Ehhhh

By  AC

from United States

2.0

I bought 13 of these... 10 looked ok, and 3 looked absolutely horrible.... Two have Milk Spotting over 80% of the coin... They look worse than any Canadian Maple I've ever seen. One has knicks and scratches all over. Definitely lacking quality control. I might as well have just bought generic bullion.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Awesome

By  mdk

from tx

4.0

I love the design and you can not beat the elephants look. This coin is beautiful.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Beautiful with low premium

By  Dish

from Texas

5.0

These are minted in Germany, and they are great quality and a beautiful design. I bought the first one in my collection based on the premium, but they are very nice designs too.

Pros

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

Good looking coin

By  George the collector

from Reading, PA

5.0

I bought this product to put in my collection. It is very attractive and is at a reasonable price above spot to enjoy it for both its intrinsic value, but also for its look.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Silver is silver, APMEX is the true gem.

By  Dennis

from Kasilof, Alaska

5.0

Best prices for small orders. Super fast shipping and great communication. I will be back.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

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