SAND DOLLAR 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Palau 2017

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This amazing 1 Oz Pure Silver coin is dedicated to the most popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world, the Sand Dollar. The Proof coin looks lightly concave and has exceptional levels of relief, thanks to the Smartminting technology. The coin comes in a treasure chest collector’s box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 2.017 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Palau
Year 2017
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 2.017
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Sand Dollar
Sand dollars are popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world. The sun-bleached skeletons of these sea urchins resemble old Spanish and American dollar coins, which lead early settlers to refer to them as sand dollars. In Spanish speaking countries they are often known as “galleta de mar” – sea biscuit or sea cookie. In Christian symbolism, the unique patterns on a sand dollar represent the birth, crucifixion and resurrecition of Jesus Christ. According to the legend of the sand dollar, the central star represents the star of Bethlehem, the five petals surrounding the star show an easter lily, while the five holes indicate the wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. The backside of a sand dollar shows a Christmas flower outline. Last but not least, each sand dollar carries five doves inside it. When broken apart the doves emerge to spread peace and joy. Some believe sand dollars to be mythical coins lost by mermaids and washed ashore. Still others consider them to be the currency of the people of the lost city of Atlantis.

 
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Design

The coin’s reverse features a realistic Sand Dollar with a lightly concave shape, the five-pointed star and the five cut-out holes. The coin’s obverse features an artistic mermaid, two dolphins and some fishes. In the top of the coin’s obverse, the inscription: “Republic Of Palau” – the issue country and on the bottom, the inscriptions: “Sand Dollar” – the name of the coin, “1$” – the face value and “2017” – the issue date.

 
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