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TOPAZ Treasures Of The World Silver Coin 5$ Palau 2012


The forth coin to be released in the popular series of antiqued silver coins entitled "Treasures of the World", this eye catching issue is devoted to the Topaz and includes a real topaz embedded in the coin itself!

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Topaz of any type is a good jewelry stone and it is historically one of the most important gemstones.
Topaz comes in many colors, including clear, brown, yellow, orange, red, pink and blue.  The fine golden-yellow variety, known as Imperial Topaz, is relatively scarce. Topaz colors are rarely vivid. The most common color is yellow with a red tint; the most valuable is pink to reddish. The coloring agents are iron and chromium.
The name topaz is most probably derived from an island in the Red Sea, "Topazos", today called Zabargad, the ancient source of peridot. In former times all golden-brown and sometimes also green gemstones were called topaz, which caused sufficient confusion such that today real topaz is referred to as precious topaz.
Topaz is the birthstone for those who are born in the month of November.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2012
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)25
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s reverse portrays workers in the mines, from which the precious stones are extracted from the depths of the Earth. Embedded into the coin here is a real Topaz. The coin has gone through a special minting process to give it an "antiqued" appearance. The coin, which is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Republic of Palau, portrays the Palau Coat of Arms.