Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Somalia, surrounded by the country name in English above and denomination below in English, and the date on both sides.

The coat of arms of Somalia, adopted on October 10, 1956, features a shield embellished with the Somali flag, accompanied by two Leopards standing atop crossed spears. Positioned at the center of the flag is the Star of Unity, and a crown adorns the top of the shield. Completing the emblem are crossed spears underneath, entwined with a ribbon.

SOMALI REPUBLIC
20 17
20 SHILLINGS

Reverse

Depicts an African elephant walking across the grassy plain, with its trunk raised in the air. A thatched hut and palm tree beneath a midday sun surrounded by the inscriptions. Weight, metal, and purity below on the right.

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), also known as the African savanna elephant, is the largest elephant of the animal kingdom. It can weigh from 8,800 to 15,400 pounds, making it the heaviest terrestrial mammal species. On average, males are 3.2 meters (10.5 ft) tall at the shoulder and 6 tons (6.6 short tons) in weight, while females are relatively smaller at 2.6 meters (8.5 ft) tall at the shoulder and 3 tons (3.3 short tons) in weight. Elephants attain their maximum stature when they complete the fusion of long-bone epiphyses, occurring in males around the age of 40 and females around the age of 25. Their large size means that they must consume around 50 gallons of water everyday in order to stay hydrated. These elephants are known for being hunted for their tusks, ears, feet, and meat, so the population of bush elephants in the world have been increasingly declining.

AFRICAN WILDLIFE
· ELEPHANT · 1/50 oz Au 999.9 ·

Edge

20 Shillings

Republic
KM# 267
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.999
Weight 0.62 g
Diameter 11 mm
Thickness 0.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mayer Mint GmbH Germany

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