Gold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz), Coin Type from Samoa - detailed information

Gold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz), Coin Type from Samoa (issued 2020 - )
Coin TypeGold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)

The currency of Samoa is the Tālā, the name of which is a transliteration of the English words Dollar; it was introduced in 1967. On coinage sometimes the English word is inscribed, especially on commemorative and bullion coins not intended to circulate within the country.

Samoa has authorised some private mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the gold fifth-ounce (1/5 oz gold) format, denominated usually as 5 dollars. Like any bullion coin though, their actual value is unrelated to the face value, and is based primarily on the metal content and the spot price of that metal on the commodities markets.

The coins listed below are "bullion", i.e. issued at prices comparable to the intrinsic value of their precious metal content.

Obverse
Samoa / Gold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz) - obverse photo

Coat of Arms of Samoa, legend, face value, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription SAMOA [year]
Reverse
Samoa / Gold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 1/5 oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz): Details
CountrySamoa
CurrencyTala
From2020
Face Value5 (x Tala)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.000 mm
Mass6.220 g