2015 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant (Ram Privy)

2015 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant (Ram Privy)

Limited mintage of only 3,000 coins! The Silver Somalian Elephant Coin with Ram Privy 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!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Obverse: Bears the heraldic symbol of the Somalian Republic, along with the year of mintage and monetary value of 100 shillings.
  • Reverse: In addition to the group of elephants grazing a pasture, a Ram Privy mark is located on the right side just above the fineness.
  • Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.
  • Limited Mintage of 3,000 coins.

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 2015 Silver Somalian Elephant with a Ram Privy Mark 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 oz Silver Elephant (Ram Privy)
2015 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant (Ram Privy)
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By  jordan

from Gig Harbor Wa

5.0

I love the design on both sides, and the fact that only 3,500 exist. Won't be selling this one ever.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful Coins

By  Colton

from Indiana

5.0

I just got my other 10 in the mail today, I didn't have to sign for this order. I would like to point out that I am not happy when you order less than 20 they send them in rubber/plastic sleeves. They should send each of these coins in air tight capsules to protect them better. But other than that these are a great investment for coin or just silver lovers. But the moral of the story is, if you buy less than 20 make sure you have air tight capsules to put these in or buy them from APMEX with the order to protect your coins the way they deserve.

Pros

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

Great Investment

By  Colton

from Indiana

5.0

First of all these coins have a GREAT appreciation! With only 5,000 minted like the previous years with the privy mark these will appreciate fast and will keep growing the longer you hold onto them, So buy as many as you can before they're sold out!!! I bought 20 of these so they came in a sealed tube so I can't say whether or not they are mint condition because it's a sealed APMEX tube but I'm guessing they are. I bought them Sunday night and they were at my door by Wednesday morning! You have to sign for them so make sure you are home (I was). I bought 10 more on Tuesday and they should be here in the next hour so I'll leave another review after getting them.

Pros

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

Beautiful Coin

By  MichiganMan

from Michigan

5.0

Part of 1st purchase at APMEX. This particular coin was purchased to start daughters "Birth Year" coin collection. Beautiful clean coin. Finish is superb. Very impressed with speed of delivery and packaging. Couldn't of asked for more, will look here first for all future purchases.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

Awesome

By  schradsd

from St Paul, MN

5.0

This coin is exceptional and will no doubt appreciate very quickly with its low mintage and high demand.

Pros

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

Great coin. Excellent resale value.

By  McG

from USA

5.0

This coin has a great return in value. Mirror like finish with a great design.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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