The new Samoa Serpent of Milan coins from the Scottsdale Mint offer a second, exciting design for the small island nation. An independent state since June 1962, Samoa consists of two main islands and four smaller islands around it that was once administered by New Zealand as a trusteeship. Today, 2020 1 oz Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of individual plastic capsules or sealed sheets of five coins!
- Beautiful Serpent of Milan design!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of Two Tala is fully backed by the Samoan government.
- On the obverse is the coat of arms for Samoa.
- The reverse includes the Serpent of Milan design.
The Serpent of Milan is the coat of arms for the House of Visconti. It shows the biscione, a serpent that is rooted linguistically in the Italian feminine “biscia,” which translates into English as “grass snake.” In the design, a snake slithers toward and devours a young child. Ancient texts suggest the child represents a Moor or Ottoman Turk, but that was never proven.
All of the 2020 1 oz Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins are available to purchase either individually or in bulk packages of five coins. The individual coins are available in plastic capsules, while the bulk option of five coins comes with a skinboard sheet that individually seals each of the coins. All coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
On the obverse side of 2020 Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coins is the national coat of arms for the Independent State of Samoa. Many of the Polynesian islands were once colonized by the Spanish, British, and French. Samoa was the first to reestablished its independence in the 20th century when it gained independence on June 1, 1962. With independence came this national emblem with a shield that bears the Southern Cross star constellation in the bottom two thirds and waves and a palm tree in the upper third of the shield.
The reverse face of the 2020 1 oz Silver Samoa Serpent of Milan Coin includes the Serpent of Milan. The design became associated closely with the House of Visconti when it took control of the city of Milan in 1277. The Visconti ruled as Lord of Milan from 1277 to 1395 and as Duke of Milan from that year to 1447.
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