|Coin||Gold Ounce 2019 Seahorse|
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 popular gold ounce (1 oz gold) format, such as this one.
This silver coin is part of the Samoa Seahorse bullion range by the Scottsdale Mint. The series features a new design every year and is issued in gold and silver.
Within a wide beaded rim, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Samoa. It consists of a shield, the lower two-thirds of which having five stars representing the constellation of the Southern Cross; the upper third depicts a beach and a coconut palm. The shield is surmounted by a cross with rays radiating from its centre, and is superimposed on two concentric circles representing the world, and an olive branch wreath - as in the United Nations Badge. On a ribbon below, the motto FA'AVAE I LE ATUA SAMOA, meaning "God be the Foundation of Samoa".
Around above, the name of the country and the date of issue: SAMOA · 2019. Below, the face value 20 TALA.
The precious metal content 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD is inscribed around left and around right.
Within a decorated border, the reverse design shows a seahorse above the waves, amid bubbles.
There is no inscription.
Packaging: sealed in a protective capsule.