Gold Half Gram (2019) Anchor, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (2019) Anchor, Coin from Palau
CoinGold Half Gram (2019) Anchor

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

The Mint says about it:
"Nautical themed coins are no standard fare at CIT. Game changers like the 2016 Great Tea Race and 2017 Pirate Skull set the bar high. The Anchor, officially introduced at the Berlin World Money Fair, certainly delivers in this regard. The coin symbolises the romantic era of discovery and our dependency on good weather and helplessness against the elements. Hopes and fears that James Cook himself would have undoubtedly experienced when first sailing the South Seas."

The Golden anchor is a "companion" mini coin to the two-ounce silver piece; it is shaped like an anchor. 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 Mintage15,000
Obverse
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2019) Anchor - 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.

Above, the name of the country, REPUBLIC OF PALAU; at centre, the face value $1 (one dollar).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU $1
Reverse
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2019) Anchor - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, and is shaped as, a ship's anchor.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: silk-finish proof.
CIT Item ID: 28799

See also

Coins in The Journey (also called Mobility) series include:
- 2 oz Silver, Anchor - Fair Winds, Cook Islands 2019
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Golden Anchor, Palau 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Airplane Propeller - Blue Skies, Cook Islands 2020
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Golden Airplane, Palau 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Classic Car - Open Roads, Cook Islands 2021
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Golden Classic Car, Palau 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Truck - King of the Road, Cook Islands 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Golden Truck, Palau 2022

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Gold Half Gram (2019) Anchor: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2019
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.920 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-PNGK-OPQM
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Coin, Palau, One Dollar Gold Special Shape - Golden Anchor
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