Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon, Coin from Samoa - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon, Coin from Samoa
CoinGold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Dragon is the fifth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Imperial Lunar New Year. The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture, and it represents auspiciousness, imperial power, nobleness, honour, luck, and success in traditional Chinese culture. The Dragon is a supernatural being with no parallel for talent and excellence.

Chinese people who regard themselves as descendants of the Chinese dragon and emperors, entitled themselves exclusively as the "dragon".

With a mintage of only 888 pieces and a face value of $88 Samoan Tala, this 1 oz Gold coin is supplied in a custom designed Chinese Gold sycee ingot box. Each coin is sealed in a capsule and comes with an individualised Certificate of Authenticity.

Our industry is currently experiencing massive demand for both gold and silver products, supply and pricing is under constant threat. Whilst no one has a crystal ball to see into the future, many investors and collectors are afraid they may not be able to afford a 1 ounce Dragon coin by the time 2024 rolls around. Thus, Scottsdale Mint is excited to bring this special coin to the people now,[ in 2021]. The Year of the Dragon 1 oz gold coin issued by Samoa three years early in anticipation of the 2024 Imperial New Year before the price of gold potentially goes too high.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage88
Obverse
Samoa / Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon - 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 · 2024. Below, the face value 88 TALA.

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

Obverse Inscription SAMOA · 2024 88 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Reverse
Samoa / Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows an ornate Chinese dragon, to the right of which the Chinese character for dragon..

Around below, the inscription 2024 · YEAR OF THE DRAGON.

Reverse Inscription 龍 2024 · YEAR OF THE DRAGON
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in protective capsule and custom display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: early 2021 (three years before the date of issue written on the coin).

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Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon: Details
CountrySamoa
CurrencyTala
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2024
Effigy / SymbolCoat of Arms of Samoa
Face Value88 (x Tala)
Total Mintage88
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MMGL-ONZB
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