The 2011 Somalian 1oz Silver Elephant Coin is part of the relatively unknown Somali Silver Elephant bullion coin series. These coins are not minted in Somalia, which is still rebuilding after a long civil war, but are instead minted at the ancient Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany. The Somali Silver Elephant series began in 2004, and features a different elephant design each year.
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The obverse features the date split by the coat of arms of Somalia. The arms are composed of two standing leopards flanking a shield bearing a single star. Below the shield are two crossed spears in front of two crossed palm fronds. A ribbon is draped over the spears. Under the ribbon is the denomination of 100 shillings.The arms are crowned by the legend "Somali Republic."
The reverse shows a baby elephant with its mother, "holding hands" with their trunks as they walk through the grasslands and the sun shines from high in the sky. In the wide border around the scene is "Elephant - African Wildlife - 1 oz Ag 999"