This extremely large ultra high relief one kilogram (32.15 ounce) fine silver coin will transport you into J.K. Rowling’s magical world of the Harry Potter series, featuring Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The seven story tall medieval castle supported by magic is featured prominently in the foreground, with symbols of the four houses above: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. The coin has a $10 nominal face value and is legal tender issue of Samoa. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Mintage is limited to just 199 pieces. GST/HST exempt.
Hogwarts is home to a student body of between 300 and 400 students, around fifteen teachers and staff, numerous ghosts, house-elves, and a particularly annoying poltergeist. The many rooms, corridors, staircases, passageways, and dungeons hold countless secrets and mysteries from a thousand years’ worth of magical history.
The school motto, which appears on the crest, is “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus,” which means “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”