Each year since 1999, collectors anticipate the release of a new Silver Elephant coin. Some of the most intriguing Silver bullion coins on the market, these African Wildlife series coins celebrate the beauty and majesty of the largest animal of the African plains. Elephants are depicted in family groups or isolated before lush landscapes, towering mountains and sunsets. Brilliant uncirculated Silver Elephant coins are available in 1 oz or 1 kilo .999 purity fine Silver in a variety of packaging options.
Silver Elephant Coin’s German Origin
At first glance, Silver Elephant coins appear to be of African origin. Each coin’s obverse includes the year of issue, the coat of arms and the denomination: 5,000 Kwacha (Zambia, 1999-2003); 1,000 Shillings (2004-2006); 100 Shillings (2007-date). Coins starting in 2004 feature the Somali coat of arms, depicting two leopards supporting a shield and five-pointed star. Beneath the leopards appears a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two crossed palm fronds.
But despite their imagery, these coins are produced by the Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint, or Bavarian State Mint, in Germany. This has undoubtedly contributed to the coin’s popularity as the Bavarian State Mint is known worldwide for exceptional quality control. Minting coins since 1158, it is the oldest company in Munich.