This big, beautiful tribute to the colossal African elephant is minted from a full ounce of .999 fine silver. The magnificent 100 shilling issue was produced by the Bavarian Mint for the East African Federal Republic of Somalia. Collectors love yearly bullion coins like these that change engravings annually. Beloved African elephants are the largest and heaviest land animal on earth and have no known natural predators once they reach adulthood. But often exposed to human poaching, these majestic creatures continue to be vulnerable. This new 2018 one-year-only design features a close up image of a large adult elephant reaching outward with his sizable trunk. The obverse includes the elaborate crest of Somalia.