SOMALIA


MULTICOLOR GOLD PLATED RECTANGULAR COINS ON MYTHICAL CREATURES






This set of six attractive gold-plated multi-colored rectangular coins features mythical creatures.  Included is a dragon, centaur, fairy, mermaid, unicorn and phoenix.  The coins are 45mm x 26mm and come in individual capsules.







 GEOMETRIC SHAPE COINS
In the quest for something totally different to mark the Year of Mathematics in 2008, the Somali Republic authorized the issue of a legal-tender coin set of five One Dollar 3-Dimensional geometric coins. The coins are in the shape of a cone, sphere, cube, pyramid and cylinder.  The silver plated coins are embossed with the arms of the Somali Republic, dated 2008 and are denominated 1 Dollar each.  Each coin is approximately 20 millimeters to 25 millimeters in each dimension. Only 500 sets were minted.





ODD SHAPE : COUNTRY MAP






Somalia released a six coin set of map shaped coins for 2013. Each coin is shaped in the outline of a country. It appears they picked the countries with the largest numbers of active coin collectors. Each map shaped coin is decorated with a design from the nation’s flag.  Included are Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Russia and United States (without Alaska and Hawaii). The multi-colored coins are approximately 38mm (1.5 inches) long.  The coins are dated 2013 and are denominated 1 Dollar.  The date, denomination and arms of Somalia are on the back.





ODD SHAPE : MOTOR CYCLE

The Federal Republic of Somalia recently issued a set of silver-plated multi-colored coins shaped like motorcycles. The designs are based on Harley-Davidson and other popular motorcycles. The coins are dated 2007 and carry the denomination of 1 Dollar. Each coin is approximately 45mm (1.75 inches) long and 25mm (1 inch) high.





ODD SHAPE : SPORTS CAR


These 2010 multi-colored coins from Somalia are shaped like famous sports cars. The coin set includes a red Ferrari, yellow Porsche. The obverse includes the Somali arms, date and denomination.  The coins are approximately 45mm (1.75 inches) long.






ODD SHAPE : GUITER





The multi-colored silver-plated Guitar coins have been issued by Somalia. These multi-color guitar coins are designed as famous electric guitars. The coins were issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rock 'n Roll. The designs include the classic red used by various rock stars including Gary Glitter and Abba, and blue Gibson. The coins denominations are 1 Dollar legal tender and are dated 2004.






ODD SHAPE : ANIMAL






In 2008 Somalia released a set of six multi-colored coins depicting North American wildlife - in the shape of the animals. The silver-plated coin 1 Dollar coins include a Polar Bear, wolf, buffalo, moose, mountain lion and Grizzly Bear The animals are depicted in color on one side of the coins. The denomin-ation, date and arms of the Federal Republic of Somalia is on the other.






MULTICOLOR BI-METAL COIN
 
 
 




BI-METAL COIN


 
MULTICOLOR GOLD PLATED PROOF COIN






In ancient times Somalia was a major trading partner with Egypt.  To celebrate the recent traveling King Tut exhibit, Somalia issued a series of five multi-colored gold-plated 38.6mm featuring some of the highlights of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Included are The Gold Mask, Statue of Ptah, Scarab Pectoral Necklace, Statue of Horace the Elder and The Udjat Eye.  The attractive designs are enhanced with deep color overlays that replicate the colors of the actual objects.   The 250 Shillings coins are dated 2008 and are Proof.






MULTICOLOR COIN ON TITANIC











MULTICOLOR APPLIQUE COIN
This set of 12 Somalia 250 Shillings coins features 12 popular breeds of dogs.  Each coin has a multi-color applique picturing a different breed. The obverse features the Somali Arms.  The 39mm copper-nickel coins are dated 2006, which was the "Year of the Dog" in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Included are a Yorkie, a small white Scottie, Rottweiler, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Old English Sheep Dog, Basset Hound, St. Bernard, Wire Hair Terrier and a Bulldog.





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