Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Samoa 2013
Snake 10$ 2oz Silver Coin High Relief

Exquisite and exclusive silver coin distinguished by an astonishingly fine and intricate high relief design. Issued with the very limited mintage of only 999 pieces worldwide, this .999 fine silver coin honors the sixth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac renowned for its wisdom and cunning. The coin has been issued by a small island country of Samoa and is sure to become a sought-after item.

The obverse of the antique finish coin features the coat of arms of Samoa (officially the Independent State of Samoa). It is surrounded by the following inscriptions: the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.

One can be almost hypnotized by the look in the glass eye of a strikingly realistic high relief snake occupying the whole reverse of the silver coin. Being the sixth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, the snake has always symbolized wisdom, kindness and loyalty. In this year, the Snake grants us its wisdom to gain knowledge and expand horizons as well as its inner strength to fill us with determination and persistence. As a unique and inimitable addition to any collection, the coin would be a perfect keepsake to inspire and encourage throughout the whole year of 2013.

Time Travel
Samoa was previously located east of the international date line but in 2011, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele announced his country would move the International Date Line to the east of the country, so that Samoa would lie to the west of the date line. This change took effect on the night of 29 December, so that the Friday was skipped altogether and the following day was Saturday 31 December.

Stereotype about Samoan men in Pulp Fiction from Quentin Tarantino.
"Antoine Rockamora—half black, half Samoan. They used to call him 'Tony Rocky     Horror'." "Yeah maybe, fat right?" "I wouldn't go so far as to call a brother fat. I mean he had a weight problem. What's the ni--a gonna do, he's Samoan."