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KIRIBATI SAMOA, $5 (Tala), 1997


Silver Proof, UNC

38 mm (1-1/2), 31 grams

HISTORY: A popular coin of a divided Pacific Ocean culture: Kiribati on the west of the International Date Line and Samoa on the east.

Reverse: TEMPORA MUTANTUR, or "Times Change," showing Jupiter (or Zeus) holding a flame to the solar system.

Obverse: The two island nations split apart down the jogged International Date Line.