In 2004, the first edition of the "African Wildlife" series depicting the Somalia Elephant was issued in silver. Due to its high popularity, in 2010, the Somalia Elephant was also introduced in gold. The series depicts annually changing motifs of the African elephant in its natural environment. The Somalia Elephant 1 ounce gold coin has a diameter of 38.7 mm and the fineness is 999/1000.
The 2015 Somalia Elephant 1 oz Gold Coin shows two elephants running towards the viewer. The elephants are depicted in the African savannah, with an acacia tree and three birds flying in the background setting. The frame of the motif is a stepped edge area, which is labeled "AFRICAN WILDLIFE ᛫ ELEPHANT ᛫ 1 oz Au 999".
On the value side, the Somali state coat of arms is depicted. The coat of arms is shown as a crowned shield with a star in the center. The shield is supported by two leopards standing upright on crossed spears. Below the coat of arms, between the leopards, two crossed fronds are depicted above the spears. The spears are surrounded by a ribbon. The inscriptions around the outer edge read "SOMALI REPUBLIC ᛫ 2015 ᛫ 1.000 SHILLINGS".
Country of origin: Republic of Somalia
Mint: Bavarian State Mint
Year of minting: 2015
Fine weight: 31.10 g
Diameter: 38.7 mm
Nominal value: 1,000 shillings
Coin edge: ribbed
Scratch resistance: Poor
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