After 15 years of elephants, Somalia adds the leopard to its gold & silver bullion coin selection



A very popular bullion coin, the Somali Elephant is now in its fifteenth year. While it has displayed a pretty good variety of designs over the years, it must get harder and harder to come up with something new, so the producer has decided to add a second subject to the mix. This should run alongside the elephant, but for how long we don’t yet know.

The subject chosen is an apex predator and one of the most beautiful animals in nature – the Leopard. The coin looks okay. It isn’t a particularly dynamic design, but here’s hoping it builds into a nice varied selection as the years go by. Available as a 1oz silver with a 30,000 mintage, or as a 1oz gold with a 1,000 mintage, this is a bit rarer than the norm, especially given the ever increasing numbers of elephants. Available to order from APMEX right now, availability should spread over the next few datys.

REVERSE: Features a full image of a leopard looking back over his left shoulder. In the background is a natural setting of a rocky landscape.

OBVERSE: Displays the Somalian Coat of Arms and the date along with the face value.

DENOMINATION 1,000 Shillings 100 Shillings
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 31.1 grams 0.9999 gold 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40.6 mm 39.0 mm
FINISH B / Unc B / Unc
MINTAGE 30,000 1,000
BOX / COA No / No No / No