Creatures from the deep which most...
This beautiful 1 Kg Silver coin is part of the incredible “Golden Enigma” series and features a beautiful Elephant, one of the largest mammals on earth. The coin is completely plated in Black Ruthenium, is partially plated in Yellow and White Gold and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 350 pieces worldwide!
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Availability date: 10/31/2017
African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They are slightly larger than their Asian cousins and can be identified by their larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa. Elephant ears radiate heat to help keep these large animals cool, but sometimes the African heat is too much. Elephants are fond of water and enjoy showering by sucking water into their trunks and spraying it all over themselves. Afterwards, they often spray their skin with a protective coating of dust. An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things—especially a potential meal. The trunk alone contains about 100,000 different muscles. African elephants have two fingerlike features on the end of their trunk that they can use to grab small items. Both male and female African elephants have tusks they use to dig for food and water and strip bark from trees. Males use the tusks to battle one another, but the ivory has also attracted violence of a far more dangerous sort. Because ivory is so valuable to some humans, many elephants have been killed for their tusks. This trade is illegal today, but it has not been completely eliminated, and some African elephant populations remain endangered.
The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful gilded Elephant, over a beautiful background of a typical African village. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “AFRICAN WILDLIFE”, “ELEPHANT” – the name of the coin and “1 kg Ag 999.9” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Somali Republic and the inscriptions: “SOMALI REPUBLIC” – the issue country, “2017” – the issue year and “2000 SHILLINGS” – the face value.