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

Gold Half Gram (2019) Biker Skull, Coin from Palau
CoinGold Half Gram (2019) Biker Skull

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 Biker Skull is part of a large series of specially shaped gold mini-coins by CIT Coin Invest, and is also part of the "Skulls" collection.

The Mint says about it:
"Following CIT’s successful Skull series, this edition is about the bikers that have helped make skulls a popular cultural icon. Bikers revel in the reputation of being tough guys and being wild and free driving along on the lonesome highways. Despite having the appearance of being dangerous and scary, most are reliable, loyal mates who help whenever needed and foster friendships. This smaller golden brother of the silver issue features an equally astonishing design in a special shape and shows the biker wearing a traditional biker helmet along with his trademark goggles. Contrasts of mirrored surfaces along with the silk finish complete the look of this cultural icon."

The coin is shaped like a skull. 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) Biker Skull - 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 above, surrounded by three stars on the left and three stars on the right, the name of the country: *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU ***.

Below, the face value $1 (one dollar).

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

The reverse depicts, and is shaped as, a human skull wearing a helmet and goggles.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: silk-finish proof.
CIT Item ID: 29094

See also

Coins in the Skulls series include:
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Skull No 1, 2016
- 500g Silver Antique, Big Skull, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Pirate Skull, 2017
- 0.5 g Gold, Skull 2017
- 0.5 g Gold, Pirate Skull 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Pirate Skull - Blackbeard 2018
- 500g Silver Antique, Big Pirate Skull, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Catrina Skull 2018
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Catrina Skull 2018
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Biker Skull 2019
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Biker Skull 2019

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Gold Half Gram (2019) Biker Skull: 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 IDGAVP-EXAC-MNGD-OMDY
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