Information about effigy: Coat of Arms of Samoa

Coat of Arms of Samoa
Samoa / Silver Ounce 2021 Pacific Mermaid

The Coat of Arms of Samoa takes its inspiration from the United Nations, as New Zealand administered Western Samoa first as a League of Nations Mandate and then as a United Nations trusteeship until the country received its independence on June 1, 1962, as Western Samoa.

Samoa was the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The background is cross-hatched with a grid like the United Nations arms, most of the other elements are duplicated on the national flag.

The official crest or badge of Samoa is the Public Seal of Samoa excluding the surrounding concentric circles, and the words "The Public Seal of the Independent State of Samoa". The public seal is defined by legislation as follows:

A silver shield with the lower two-thirds blue, having thereon 5 silver stars representing the constellation of the Southern Cross, of the same shape and the same relative sizes and dispositions among themselves as in the Flag of Samoa; one half of the upper third depicting a green sea with a green coconut palm issuing therefrom; the shield being surmounted by a gold cross, and superimposed on 2 concentric circles of the world and the olive leaves as in the United Nations Badge, and bearing the subscription of the motto "Fa'avae i Le Atua Samoa", meaning in the English language "God be the Foundation of Samoa", the whole being contained within surrounding concentric circles between which are inscribed the words "The Public Seal of the Independent State of Samoa.

Coat of Arms of Samoa - Example/s on coins
Samoa / Silver Ounce 2021 Pacific Mermaid

Coat of Arms of Samoa in silver

Samoa / Silver Ounce 2021 Pacific Mermaid

The Coat of Arms of Samoa as depicted on the obverse of a silver bullion coin.

Coat of Arms of Samoa - showing 21 of 21 coins
NameMintageLegend
Silver Ounce 2018 Seahorse 31,000 SAMOA · 2018 2 TALA
Silver Ounce 2019 Seahorse 30,000 SAMOA · 2019 2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Gold Ounce 2019 Seahorse 100 SAMOA · 2019 20 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan 17,000 SAMOA · 2020 1 TALA 0.5 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Gold Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan 500 SAMOA · 2020 20 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Gold Fifth-Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan 500 SAMOA · 2020 0.2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Silver Ounce 2020 Seahorse 9,500 SAMOA · 2020 2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2020 Serpent of Milan 17,000 SAMOA · 2020 2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Sesame Street - Cookie Monster 5,000 SAMOA 2021 5 Dollars
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Alpha and Omega 16,000 SAMOA 2021 1 TALA 0.5 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Seahorse 20,000 SAMOA 2021 2 TALA
Gold Ounce 2021 Alpha and Omega 500 SAMOA 2021 20 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Gold Fifth-Ounce 2021 Alpha and Omega 500 SAMOA 2021 5 TALA 0.2 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Silver Ounce 2021 Alpha and Omega 21,000 SAMOA · 2021 2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Sesame Street - Bert and Ernie 2,500 SAMOA 2021 5 Dollars
Silver Ounce 2021 Pacific Mermaid 20,000 SAMOA 2021 2 TALA
Gold Fifth-Ounce 2022 Light of Christ 500 SAMOA · 2022 5 TALA 0.2 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Gold Ounce 2022 Light of Christ 500 SAMOA · 2022 20 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
Silver Ounce 2022 Light of Christ 21,000 SAMOA · 2021 2 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Light of Christ 16,000 SAMOA · 2022 1 TALA 0.5 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Gold Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon 88 SAMOA · 2024 88 TALA 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
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Coat of Arms of Samoa: Details
Year1962
CountrySamoa
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