2016 Somalia 1/25 oz Gold African Elephant BU

2016 Somalia 1/25 oz Gold African Elephant BU

Issued by Somalia in 2016, this coin is part of the ongoing African Wildlife series. This fractional Gold African Elephant coin has a face value of 50 Shillings.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/25 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Obverse: The Somalian Coat of Arms and the date adorn the obverse of this coin along with the face value of 50 shillings.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic elephant tromping through the savannah.
  • Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

Protect and display your Gold 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 2016 1/25 oz Gold Somalian Elephant to your cart today!

The 1 oz Gold 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 .9999 fine Gold was first minted in 1999 under the authorization of Zambia. Beginning in 2004, the series has featured Somalia as the country of issue. The Gold Elephant is available in a wide variety of sizes including 1/2 gram, 1/50 oz, 1/25 oz, 1/10 oz and 1 oz.

As one of the only bullion coins in the world to change designs annually, the Gold Elephant coin series is sought after by both investors and collectors for its beauty and high Gold content. The reverse of the Gold 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.

Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold 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 2016 Somalia 1/25 oz Gold African Elephant BU
2016 Somalia 1/25 oz Gold African Elephant BU
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Great looking coin

By  Anonymous

from Everywhere and nowhere


Very nice coin. Great for getting my kid interested in gold at a cheap price.


  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful Piece

By  L. Allen

from Chino Valley, AZ


This is a beautiful small piece in an enclosed capsule, great for gifts at a low price.


  • Attractive Design

Fantastic coin!!

By  dwm

from Ohio


These are fantastic gold coins, the detail is amazing! I def plan to buy a few more, I do recommend the 14mm airtight with the black foam ring. They come in a capsule but the other makes the coin really look amazing!!


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

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