Shop Exclusive 2019 Elephants with Lunar Pig Privy Now Only at APMEX

2019 Silver and Gold Elephants with Pig Privy

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to offer new exclusive options in the 2019 Gold and Silver Somalian Elephant series.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a popular subject for mints around the world and the Bavarian State Mint, known locally as Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt, is no exception. They have combined their iconic Elephant Series imagery with the pig, representing the upcoming year.

These North American APMEXclusive® issues combine bullion appeal with collectible interest. Each coin contains .9999 fine Gold or .9999 fine Silver. Only 5,000 Silver coins will be produced while a scant 100 Gold coins are being released.

As the final animal of the 12-year cycle in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the pig is known to be diplomatic and sensitive. As with each sign of the Chinese zodiac, people born under the Year of the Pig are said to display traits associated with the animal, including honesty, loyalty, sincerity and having a calm temperament.

In 1999, the Bavarian State Mint first manufactured Silver and Gold Elephant coins in the African Wildlife series under the legend of Zambia. In 2004, the country of issue changed to the Somali Republic, a coastal nation on the Horn of Africa. Despite this slight change, the popularity of the series never diminished, valued for its unique designs and high metal content.

Gold and Silver Elephant coins depict the Somali Coat of Arms, showing two leopards supporting a shield with a five-pointed star with a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two crossed palm fronds below. As with many popular world coin series, the reverse design changes each year. The 2019 coins feature an adult elephant reaching its trunk toward a tree. A small pig privy mark is on the left of the coin, near the back of the elephant.

These exclusive Gold and Silver coins are now available from APMEX. Shop for 2019 Somalian Elephants with Pig Privy today while products are still in stock.

About APMEX, Inc.

For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $10 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit or call (800) 375-9006.

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