Somalia Silver Elephant coins are unique. They are considered 'part' of the African Wildlife Series' but, in fact, no other animal has ever appeared on these popular silver coins. These sought-after coins were issued under the Zambian coat of arms between 1999 and 2003. From 2003 on, the obverse of Somalian Elephant Silver coins has carried the coat of arms of Somalia. However, it would be wrong to think of this as an African coin; all Somalia Silver Elephants are produced in Germany by the Bavarian State Mint.
The unusual pedigree of the Somalia Silver Elephant combined with limited mintages and an annually changing reverse design has ensured that this outstanding coin is valued by both collectors and investors. Originally struck from .999 pure silver, Somalia Silver Elephants have increased their purity to .9999 in recent years. A range of fractional silver coins has also been introduced, making the Somalia Silver Elephant an affordable option for every buyer.