Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan, Coin from Samoa - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan, Coin from Samoa
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan

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 coin is part of the 2020 Serpent of Milan collection, issued by the the Scottsdale Mint. This series embodies the history and design of Middle Age Milan.

The historic image depicted on the 1 oz gold coin is the emblem of the illustrious Visconti of Milan, one of Italy's most powerful families. The Visconti coat of arms features the "Biscione" serpent swallowing a child. This symbol can be found today in select Milanese locations, and is also featured within the logo of Italian automobile maker Alfa Romeo.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Samoa / Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan - obverse photo

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 have 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 · 2020. Below, the face value 20 TALA.

The precious metal content 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD is inscribed around left and around right.

Obverse Inscription SAMOA · 2020 20 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Reverse
Samoa / Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan - reverse photo

Within a decorated border, the reverse design shows "the Serpent of Milan" symbol - a snake swallowing a child.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: sealed in a protective capsule.

See also

Coins in the Serpent of Milan series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Serpent of Milan 2020
- 1/5 oz Gold, Serpent of Milan 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Serpent of Milan 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver, Serpent of Milan 2020

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Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan: Details
CountrySamoa
CurrencyTala
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
Effigy / SymbolCoat of Arms of Samoa
Face Value20 (x Tala)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-YRKY-OXJL
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