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 Truck is part of a large series of specially shaped gold mini-coins by CIT Coin Invest.
The Mint says about it:
"This is the 4th edition of our successful “The Journey” collection. The 18-wheeler is an iconic part of our daily lives. These vehicles and the people that drive them became our heroes over the last couple of years as the world has struggled with the supply chain. Trucks have even been featured in movies and TV shows such as “Duel” by Steven Spielberg and “Smokey and the Bandit”. The "King of the Road" is showcased on a 2 oz multi-finish silver proof. This smaller gold coin featuring the same theme is released alongside the larger silver version. By utilising the enhanced smartminting technology we are able to beautifully illustrate the shape of a truck on a 13.92 mm diameter surface while keeping the weight at 0.5 grams."
The coin is shaped like a truck. Like all other gold half grams in the special shapes series, the date of issue is not written on the coin.