Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ, Coin from Samoa - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ, Coin from Samoa
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ

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 silver half ounce (1/2 oz silver) format, such as this one.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Light of Christ coin program marks the second release in The Jesus Collection, a beloved coin series by Scottsdale Mint. Available in a variety of sizes, metals, and finishes, these coins are not only beautiful, but are made to serve a greater purpose. This series is part of a Coins for Charity program, raising money for a basket of programs that Scottsdale Mint faithfully supports.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 16,000
Obverse
Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ - 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 · 2022. Below, the face value 1 TALA.

The precious metal content 0.5 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER is inscribed around left and around right.

Obverse Inscription SAMOA · 2022 1 TALA 0.5 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ - reverse photo

The reverse design shows the robed and haloed full figure of Jesus Christ, his right hand raised in blessing.

On the right, the Christian symbol Chi Rho (also known as chrismon) - one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters - chi and rho (ΧΡ) - of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the centre of the chi.

The background is decorated as the motif of a stained glass window of a cathedral. There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilled interruptedEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion proof-like (10,000 coins), Antique (5,000 coins), or proof with black Rhodium plating (1,000).
Packaging: sealed in a protective capsule.
Date of issue: 24 June 2022
Issue price: US$ 14.65

See also

Coins issued in The Jesus Collection for Samoa include:
- 1 oz Gold, Alpha and Omega, 2021
- 1/5 oz Gold, Alpha and Omega, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Alpha and Omega, 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver, Alpha and Omega, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Light of Christ, 2022
- 1/5 oz Gold, Light of Christ, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Light of Christ, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver, Light of Christ, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, The Teacher, 2023
- 1/5 oz Gold, The Teacher, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, The Teacher, 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver, The Teacher, 2023

Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ: Known varieties
Variety Antique Finish
Images Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ / Antique Finish - obverse photo Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ / Antique Finish - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 5,000 (included in total)
Details

Distributed in a sealed capsule.

Variety Proof with Black Rhodium
Images Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ / Proof with Black Rhodium - obverse photo Samoa / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ / Proof with Black Rhodium - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total)
Details

Rhodium-plated black proof. Packaging Includes Case, Sleeve Certificate of Authenticity and Sealed Capsule.

Issue price: US$ 43.63

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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Jesus - Light of Christ: Details
CountrySamoa
CurrencyTala
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
Effigy / SymbolCoat of Arms of Samoa
Face Value1 (x Tala)
Total Mintage16,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.0000 mm
Mass15.5500 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-KGPR-OMPX
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