The Serpent of Milan is the focus of a new series of silver coins for sale from the Scottsdale Mint. Designs of the Serpent of Milan in this new release for the Independent State of Samoa are available in this antique issue and in a standard Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Right now, 2020 1 oz Antique Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of an individual capsule!
- New Serpent of Milan design for Samoa!
- Mintage limited to 2,000 coins only!
- Sold out at the mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of Two Tala backed by the government of Samoa.
- The obverse features the crest of Samoa.
- On the reverse is the Serpent of Milan.
- Antique polish included!
Each of the 2020 1 oz Antique Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins in this product listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with a beautiful antique polish. The application of antique polish to modern bullion coins helps create old-world visuals and highlight the intricate details of the design elements and surface areas of the coin.
The Serpent of Milan is the coat of arms for the House of Visconti, and later the Visconti of Milan. The Visconti of Milan was the title of the man who wielded power in the city of Milan through the Middle Ages as a member of the House of Visconti. The house itself was founded in 1075, but the Visconti did not take control of Milan as rulers until 1277.
The obverse side of 2020 1 oz Antique Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coin includes the image of the Samoan crest. The crest is based on the UN emblem with its olive leaves around a cross-hatched background. However, the Christian cross above the shield and the shield design itself are distinctly Samoa. The shield has the Southern Cross constellation in the bottom two-thirds of the design with waves and a palm tree in the upper third of the shield.
On the reverse face, 2020 1 oz Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins is the depiction of the snake from the House of Visconti coat of arms. The snake slithers up the coin design with its mouth open to devour a small child. Stories from the Middle Ages suggest the child being devoured by the snake is an Ottoman Turk, but that was never verified as truth.
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