2015 Somalia 1 kilo Silver Elephant

2015 Somalia 1 kilo Silver Elephant

The 2015 1 kilo Silver Elephant Coin from the African Wildlife Coin Series appeals to coin collectors all over the world for its depiction of one of the most fascinating animals found in Africa: the elephant.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each round is sealed in a protective plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Somalian Coat of Arms and the date adorn the obverse of this coin along with the face value of 2000 shillings.
  • Reverse: Shows a cow and her calf as they walk through the plains of Africa, surrounded by the Silver weight and purity.
  • Guaranteed by the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

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Struck at the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany, these 2015 Silver Somalia African Elephant coins are legal tender in Somalia. Add this magnificent 2015 Somalian 1 kilo Silver 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 2015 Somalia 1 kilo Silver Elephant
2015 Somalia 1 kilo Silver Elephant
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Very cool coin

By  CCBSInspect

from Hurdle Mills, NC

5.0

This coin is very cool. This is my first kilo coin and I love it. It is so heavy compared to much smaller coins at over 2 pounds. I have some of the one ounce coins with the same design, but you can really see the details with the larger coin.

Pros

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

Disappointed

By  Disappointed

from Chicago, IL

2.0

The coin I received has a very noticeable dent on the edge of the coin. The damage looks as if the coin was dropped prior to putting it in it's protective capsule.There also appears to be scuffs on the edges of both sides of the coin. I have had very good luck with all of the silver I have bought from APMEX until receiving this coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Imposing piece, this is a beast

By  Pepe

from Denver, CO

4.0

Bought two of them, them come a snug fitting plastic case. One of the two seems to have smudges and it is hard to say it is the coin or the case (I gave a small try to open the case, but give up as I don't want to damage it) For a piece priced that much above spot, I was expecting it to be spotless. Average 4 stars, 3 for the smudged one and 5 for the other.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

All is i have to say is WOW and WOW.

By  SILVERMAN DOING THE BEST HE CAN

from Reno NV

5.0

This is really a neat coin to own collectable high quality and goes up in valve the longer you own its a really no brainer if you get it you will not be sorry just holding in your hand you really know its something of valve good luck to all and have a great year.

Pros

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

KING Of The Jungle--The KILO ELEPHANT!!

By  Bob16

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

5.0

WHY do you need to buy this coin?? It will be a MONEY-MAKER for you as the price of silver begins to skyrocket!! THIS elephant can STILL be purchased at a REASONABLE cost. Compare this to the KILO ELEPHANT from previous years. Look CLOSELY at the difference in price!! THAT price difference is YOUR profit!! Be smart; invest in substantially-sized coins to get the BEST value and POTENTIAL price appreciation!! APMEX: You paid attention to my instructions!! LOVE you guys for your "attention to detail"!! That's TRUE "CUSTOMER SERVICE"!!

Pros

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

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