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  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
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Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Elephant 5 Shillings Somalia Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Commemorative issue: FAO - Food Security

Reverse: Elephant walking to right
Lettering: XXI CENTURY·2002·FOOD SECURITY
FAO

Obverse: Emblem
Lettering: REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA
·SHILLINGS 5 SCELLINI·

Features
Issuer Somalia
Period Somali Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1999-2002
Value 5 Shillings / Scellini
5 SOS = USD 0.0086
Currency Shilling (1962-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4553
References KM# 45

The 5 shilling/scellino coin is an unofficial piece of Somalia. It was released in at least two types from 1999 to 2013, during the existence of the former Republic of Somalia (or Somali Republic) and current Federal Republic of Somalia. Because neither was issued by the Central Bank of Somalia, Somalia's sole currency issuing authority, they are not considered legal tender in their purported country of origin.

The first piece of the denomination, a commemorative celebrating the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was first released by an unknown entity in 1999, and was later struck again in 2000 and 2002. This coin was reportedly struck at the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia. Another unofficial 5 shilling piece, part of a series for the big five game animals of Africa, was was produced in 2013 by the Commonwealth Mint.
Source: https://currencies.fandom.com/wiki/Somali_5_shilling_coin_(unofficial)ll

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Wikipedia:
The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), also known as the African savanna elephant, is one of two living African elephant species. It is the largest living terrestrial animal, with bulls reaching a shoulder height of up to 3.96 m (13.0 ft) and a body mass of up to 10.4 t (11.5 short tons). It is distributed across 37 African countries and inhabits forests, grasslands and woodlands, wetlands and agricultural land. Since 2021, it has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. It is threatened foremost by habitat destruction, and in parts of its range also by poaching for meat and ivory. It is a social mammal, travelling in herds composed of cows and their offspring. Adult bulls usually live alone or in small bachelor groups. It is a herbivore, feeding on grasses, creepers, herbs, leaves, and bark.

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Melissa H
Coin came on time nicely packaged and just...

Coin came on time nicely packaged and just as described. I contacted the seller and she was so sweet and answered my questions.

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Jenn S
I love them. I bought two. One for me, one...

I love them. I bought two. One for me, one for my best friend. Comes in sealed coin holder for serious collectors too. 🐘 🪙 💰 🥰

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Jenn S
5 stars review from Jenn

5 stars review from Jenn

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Donna K
Very nice. I'm using these for what most...

Very nice. I'm using these for what most would consider a weird art (or craft) project, but they work great for me. Thanks!

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Kat L
Sweet. In good shape. Quickly received.

Sweet. In good shape. Quickly received.