Introduced in 1999, the African Wildlife Gold Elephant Coins have been available from Somalia as of 2004. Since the beginning, this collection has wowed investors and collectors with its purity and its attention to detail in the designs. Of particular note is the use of a new reverse design of the African bush elephant each year, with no repeat uses in the history of the series. Today, 2022 1/2 oz Somalia Gold Elephant Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside individual protective capsules or plastic tubes of 20 coins!
- 19th date in the Somalia Gold Elephant Series!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- The face value is 500 Somali Shillings.
- On the obverse is the national coat of arms.
- The reverse features a design with two African bush elephants on the savanna.
Somalia Gold Elephants are among the leading options in the African Wildlife Series. This broad series from the Bavarian State Mint includes Silver Elephants, Platinum Elephants, and a more recently introduced Silver Leopard Series that offers a second animal design in the African Wildlife Series.
All of the 2022 1/2 oz Somalia Gold Elephant Coins available in this JM Bullion listing come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are available in this weight with individual protective capsules or plastic tubes for multiples of 20 gold coins.
On the obverse of 2022 Somalia Gold Elephant Coins, you will find the image of the national coat of arms. The Somali coat of arms borrows one design concept from the national flag, that being the use of a single star. This single star is set against a background field of horizontal lines in the center of a crowned shield. The shield is supported by a leopard on either side, with fern leaves and spears crossing beneath the shield.
The reverse face of 2022 1/2 oz Gold Elephant Coins features the latest depiction of the African bush elephant in the series. The African bush elephant is the worlds largest land mammal and is considered an endangered species. In this design, an adult bush elephant is shown in left-profile relief as it walks along the savanna with its young calf by its side.
African bush elephants are endangered on the African continent for a variety of reasons. Humans are one of the biggest threats to the continued existence of these massive, beautiful creatures. The long tusks that showcase the age of the great beasts also make them a target for poachers. The tusks are made from ivory and are extremely valuable on the black market.
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