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GOLDEN ENIGMA Elephant African Wildlife 1 Oz Silver Coin 100 Shillings Somalia 2016


This is a beautiful issue of the Golden Enigma Edition. The coin shines in a combination of black and gold, finished with two precious metals: fully plated by Black Ruthenium and then refined in a complicated process with Pure Gold. The coin comes in an attractive black box with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pcs worldwide.

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African Elephant
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.

  • CountrySomalia
  • Year2016
  • Face Value100 Shillings
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)39
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts a beautiful elephant looking for a waterhole. In the background a typical African vegetation. On top of the coin, the inscription: "African Wildlife". On left the side of the reverse, the inscription: "Elephant" and on right side, the weight and the Silver fineness: “1 Oz Ag 9999”. The coin obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of the Somali Republic, the issue year: “2016” and the face value: “100 Shillings”.