Gold Half Gram (2020) Airplane, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (2020) Airplane, Coin from Palau
CoinGold Half Gram (2020) Airplane

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

The Mint says about it:
"What does a plane mean for you ? It's time for your your next holiday trip ? Your childhood dream to become a Pilot ? Or just the smell of kerosene for all aviatic fans. Make your choice. This little golden airplane can be all of it."

The coin is shaped like an old-style airplane. 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
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2020) Airplane - 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.

The emblem is flanked by three stars on the left and three stars on the right. The name of the country, REPUBLIC OF PALAU, is divided by the emblem.

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

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU $1
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2020) Airplane - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, and is shaped as, an old airplane.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: silk-finish proof.
CIT Item ID: 29227

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 (2020) Airplane: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.920 mm
Mass0.500 g
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Coin, Palau, One Dollar Gold Special Shape - Golden Airplane
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Coin, Palau, One Dollar Gold Special Shape - Golden Airplane
Copyright: CIT Coin Invest