2014 Samoa 1 Ounce Ginkgo Leaf Gold Leaf Collection Silver Proof Coin Set
This coin features a genuine three dimensional pure gold Ginkgo leaf on the reverse face. The size of the leaf is approximately 28 X 28 mm and made from .999 hammered gold. Combined with the thematic presentation box, this Samoa issued .999 silver proof coin makes for an exceptional collectors piece.
Ginkgo's are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m (66–115 feet), with some specimens in China being over 50 m (164 feet). The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (one to 15 days). A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old. Ginkgo is a relatively shade-intolerant species that (at least in cultivation) grows best in environments that are well-watered and well-drained.
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Weight: 1 Troy Ounces
Presentation Box, Capsule and Certificate of Authenticity