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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Pacific Islands => Topic started by: Bimat on July 06, 2012, 03:45:24 PM

Title: Samoa: New Commemorative Coins
Post by: Bimat on July 06, 2012, 03:45:24 PM

The Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, today announced the
release of two commemorative collectible coins and a limited edition $50 Tala banknote for
circulation to mark Samoa’s 50th Independence Day.

“On 1 June 2012, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samoa’s independence. CBS has
released two special collectible coins to commemorate and celebrate this historic and joyous
occasion with Samoans, overseas Samoan communities and friends all over the world,” said
Governor Ainuu-Enari.

The obverse of both the commemorative coins features Samoa’s Head of State, HighnessTui
AtuaTupuaTamasese Efi. The reverse coin design is the Official Independence Logo.

“The 1 Tala silver proof coin will satisfy the most discerning collector while the affordable 1 Tala
uncirculated coin can be enjoyed by many thousands of Samoans,” said Governor Ainuu-Enari.
The commemorative coins were struck by the Royal Australian Mint who also produced Samoa’s
new circulating coins issued last year.

1 Tala silver proof collectible coin

The 1 Tala silver proof coin is struck from 99.9% silver and has a limited mintage of 1500. This coin
is presented in a hard case enclosed in a stunning outer box. Each coin is accompanied by a  certificate of authenticity from the Central Bank of  Samoa and Royal Australian Mint. Background  information on Samoa’s independence has been  included to ensure that this historic story may be
shared for years to come. (Price: 230 Tala)

1 Tala uncirculated collectible coin

The 1 Tala uncirculated coin is a combination of aluminium, zinc and bronze. This coin is presented
in a beautifully designed card and also includes educational information on Samoa’s independence.
Those wishing to purchase the commemorative collectible coins may visit the Central Bank of
Samoa or Samoa Post office. (Retail Price: 50 Tala)

The Central Bank will also have a special Booth Thursday 31 May 2012 and the morning of
Friday 1st of June 2012 in front of the CBS building for all those wishing to purchase the  commemorate collectable coins. For further information please contact CBS on phone 34-100.

Source: Central Bank of Samoa (

(Check the link to view images of both the coins)