TOWER OF BABEL Biblical Stories Silver Coin 2$ Palau 2016

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This is the new Silver coin in the series "Biblical Stories" and is dedicated to Tower of Babel, an etiological myth in the Book of Genesis of the Tanakh. Just 900 coins will be issued with blue clouds of which 800 are available as single coins. The remaining 100 are available exclusive with the white cloud in a 2 coin set.

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Specifications
Country Palau
Year 2016
Face Value 2 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 15.57 (1/2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 35
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 900
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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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.

 
Design

The reverse of the 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 the 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".

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