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CHESTNUT LEAF 3D Gold Leaf Collection 1 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Samoa 2014


A numismatic masterpiece, made of 1 oz of pure silver 999, this issue of a new series "Gold Leaf Collection" features a real three dimensional chestnut gold leaf. The size of the leaf is approximately 30 x 25 mm and made from hammered gold. The coin is housed in an elegant wooden box. Extremely limited mintage of only 2500 pcs worldwide!

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Chestnut Leaf
The chestnut group is a genus (Castanea) of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Their mature heights vary from the smallest species of chinkapins, often shrubby, to the giant of past American forests, C. dentata that could reach 60 m. Between these extremes are found the Japanese chestnut (C. crenata) at 10 m average;[Note 1] followed by the Chinese chestnut (C. mollissima) at about 15 m, then the European chestnut (C. sativa) around 30 m.
The Chinese and more so the Japanese chestnuts are both often multileadered and wide-spreading, whereas European and especially American species tend to grow very erect when planted among others, with little tapering of their columnar trunks, which are firmly set and massive. When standing on their own, they spread on the sides and develop broad, rounded, dense crowns at maturity. The two latter's foliage has striking yellow autumn colouring.
Its bark is smooth when young, of a vinous maroon or red-brown colour for the American chestnut, grey for the European chestnut. With age, American species' bark becomes grey and darker, thick and deeply furrowed; the furrows run longitudinally, and tend to twist around the trunk as the tree ages; it sometimes reminds one of a large cable with twisted strands. The leaves are simple, ovate or lanceolate, 10–30 cm long and 4–10 cm wide, with sharply pointed, widely spaced teeth, with shallow rounded sinuates between.

  • CountrySamoa
  • Year2014
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver, Gold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse features one gold chestnut leaf in 3D laid on the coin with the serie's name "The Gold Leaf Collection", the issue date and the silver fineness.
The coin's obverse depicts the coat of arms of Samoa and the face value.