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TOWER OF BABEL Biblical Stories Cloud Edition Set 2 Silver Coins 2$ Palau 2016


This beautiful set contains 2 Silver coins of the series “Biblical Stories” Cloud Edition dedicated to Tower of Babel, an etiological myth in the Book of Genesis of the Tanakh. The set has been issued one coin with white clouds and another coin with blue clouds. The coins have a Proof quality. Extremely limited mintage to only 100 pieces worldwide.

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Availability date: 11/30/2016

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Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel is an etiological myth in the Book of Genesis of the Tanakh (also referred to as the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament) meant to explain the origin of different languages. According to the story, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating from the east, came to the land of Shinar. There they agreed to build a city and a tower “tall enough to reach heaven”; seeing this, God confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world. The Tower of Babel has been associated with known structures according to some modern scholars, notably the Etemenanki, a ziggurat dedicated to the Mesopotamian god Marduk by Nabopolassar, king of Babylonia (c. 610 BCE). The Great Ziggurat of Babylon was 91 metres (300 ft) in height. Alexander the Great ordered it demolished circa 331 BCE in preparation for a reconstruction that his death forestalled. A Sumerian story with some similar elements is told in Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)100
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)2

The reverse of each coin depicts the legendary construction Tower of Babel, in the center of the coin. On the top of the reverse, some clouds, one of them blue/white colored. In the left side of the reverse, some symbols. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Tower of Babel” – the name of the coin and “2016” – the year of issue. The obverse of each coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Palau, as the inscriptions: “Republic of Palau”, the nominal value: “2 Dollars” and the typical image of the Bible open, surrounded by light. In the bottom - the name of the series: “Biblical Stories”.