Gold Half Gram (2016) Clover, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (2016) Clover, Coin from Palau
CoinGold Half Gram (2016) Clover

The Republic of Palau is an island country in the western Pacific, in free association with the United States. In one way or another, the country has been under US administration since it was established, and has never had its own separate currency - it has always used the US Dollar. However, Palau allows some foreign mints to issue coins under its authority; these are denominated in US Dollars but are only legal tender in Palau, so can in a way be considered to be in "Palau Dollars", even though such a currency does not officially exist.

The coins are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in the internationally popular half gram (0.5g) of gold collector format.

The Golden Clover is part of a large series of specially shaped gold mini-coins by CIT Coin Invest.

The Mint says about it:
"It is hard to believe, not to believe is impossible. The very idea that our wishes could, with a grain of luck, be fulfilled has always been fixed in the minds of mankind. One should shake hands with the chimney sweeper. A horseshoe should be hung up on the door with the opening looking up in order to capture ones luck.

The four-leaf-clover is very seldom discovered. It is believed to be a souvenir of blissful paradise. The legend says that Eve took a four-leaf-clover from paradise as a memento for the wonderful time she had spent there. Four is known as a divine number. We know four wind directions and four elements. Thus the discovery of a four-leaf-clover is regarded as a lucky symbol. However it is only one when found without searching. We have found it and would like you to have it in form of a gold coin."

The coin is shaped like a four-leaf clover. Like all other gold half grams in the special shapes series, the date of issue is not written on the coin.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25,000
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2016) Clover - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features the unofficial "Emblem of Palau" used on much of the country's coinage. It has an ornate shield at centre, on which is depicted the sea god Neptune, crowned and seated on a round stone and holding a trident in his left hand; on the right, a bare breasted mermaid; on the left, a treasure chest. The ground is a beach, featuring waves and a starfish. Above Neptune, a star. Below the waves, the inscription RAINBOW'S END. Above the shield is a native rowing in a single-outrigger canoe.

Around, the name of the country: REPUBLIC OF PALAU, and the face value 1 DOLLAR.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU 1 DOLLAR
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2016) Clover - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, and is shaped as, a four-leaf clover.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof.
CIT Item ID: 22664

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Gold Half Gram (2016) Clover: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,000
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
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Coin, Palau, One Dollar Gold Special Shape - Golden Clover
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Coin, Palau, One Dollar Gold Special Shape - Golden Clover
Copyright: CIT Coin Invest