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  • 200 Shillings 2024, Somalia, African Wildlife, Elephant
  • 200 Shillings 2024, Somalia, African Wildlife, Elephant
Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Somalia, surrounded by the country name in English above and denomination below in English, 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 24
200 SHILLINGS

Reverse

Depicts an action shot of two adult elephants fighting, one jumping toward the other with its trunk in the air, 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 · 2 oz Ag 999.9 ·

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 62.3 g
Diameter 51 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mayer Mint GmbH Germany

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