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KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Masonic Seal Antique Finish Silver Plated Coin 1$ Palau 2013


Special Silver plated coin minted with plain edge and no rim in Antique finish quality. This is a modern tribute to an ancient and misterious topic: the coin represent a secret Masonic Seal of the Templar knights. Strictly limited edition: only 999 coins!

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Knights templars
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple or simply as Templars, were among the most wealthy and powerful of the Western Christian military orders.
The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages.
Officially endorsed by the Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.
The Templars' existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumours about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created mistrust and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the "Templar" name alive into the modern day.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalCupronickel, Silver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)27
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin reverse features a Templar Seal showing two knights (perhaps Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de Saint-Omer) on one horse. The obverse side has the year the coin was minted, the value and the emblem of the Republique of Palau.