This $5 fine silver coin issued by Samoa is one of the most innovative coins issued anywhere in the world in 2022. The coin is spherical with a hollow center featuring filigree elements, selective gold plating, selective antique finish, and a large 50 mm diameter. One side of the coin features elements representing a bull market gleaming in gold, while the other side features subdued silver elements of the bear market. The coin is produced in 2 ounces of fine silver, and is HST/GST exempt. Mintage is limited to just 1,499 pieces.
In volatile time, the Bulls and Bears both take aim at the financial markets, and it is a battle that has been going on for generations. A bull market is generally considered a market that is experiencing a strong upward trend, while a bear market is in substantial decline. One of the best explanations for this naming convention is the way these two animals ferociously attack. A bull charges ahead, thrusting its horns up in the air, while a bear will use its claw to grab and drag its victim down. This movement is metaphorically the characteristic of the market condition. If it moves up, it is considered a market that is charging ahead and when it moves down it is a market that is dragged down.