Scottsdale launches a new silver bullion coin for Samoa with two finishes – the Pacific Mermaid

Copious and inventive bullion coin producer, Scottsdale Mint, is returning to the Pacific Ocean with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin – Pacific Mermaid. The mint has a long history with the region and the aquatic ‘wildlife’, having issued many a fish, mermaid or tropical island coin over the last decade, but this latest release is a little more inventive.

The scene of the mermaid, beautifully realised in the act of trying to entice a young man, is excellent, and the demonic Angler Fish lurking under the surface is a fine touch. They instil in the scene the fate that awaits the young man should he succumb to the mermaids advances. There’s a lot to see, and it’s attractively composed. The obverse is a standard Samoan one.

There are two versions in the range, both identical in all detail except for the final finish. The main offering is the standard brilliant-uncirculated one, with a 15,000 mintage, but there’s also a very attractive antique-finished version. That one is also rarer at 5,000 pieces in total. Both are unboxed and provided encapsulated. A nice surprise, we like this one a lot, and as long as premiums are reasonable, it would be a nice change from the usual suspects. Available to order now, it should ship next month.

DENOMINATION 2 Tala (Samoa) 2 Tala (Samoa)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 3.11 grams
DIMENSIONS 38.6 mm 38.6 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Antiqued
MINTAGE 15,000 5,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / No No / No