2020 Samoa 1 Ounce Serpent of Milan BU Silver Coin


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We’re pleased to present the 2020 Samoa Serpent of Milan Silver Coin.  On the reverse is the image of the House of Visconti Seal.  The design focuses on the slithering serpent as it consumes a small child. In a design twist unique to this series, the scales along the back of the snake form a ring around the broader design element.

The obverse face bears the coat of arms for Samoa. The image depicted here has a cross-hatched background of concentric circles with olive leaves flanking around the design. The emblem is known broadly as the Christian cross due to the cross featured above the shield. The shield has the Southern Cross constellation in the lower two-thirds of the crest, with waves and a palm tree in the upper third of the crest.

Mintage limited to just 15,000 pieces and orders of 5 deliver in a mint branded and sealed sheet.


The Serpent of Milan comes from Italy in the Middle Ages. The design is the official coat of arms from the House of Visconti. The house was founded in 1075, but ruled the city of Milan as lords, then dukes, from 1277 to 1447. Today, the Serpent of Milan remains closely associated with the city of Milan.

The Scottsdale Mint is a private American mint in the US state of Arizona. Scottsdale pursues environmentally-responsible refining operations and has expanded its refining operations in recent years to provide bullion coin programs for African nations, Caribbean nations, and also those in the South Pacific.


Year: 2020
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination: 2 Tala
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Purity: .999
Issuer:  Samoa
Manufacturer:  Scottsdale Mint
Diameter: 39 mm