Gold Half Gram (2022) Truck, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (2022) Truck, Coin from Palau
CoinGold Half Gram (2022) Truck

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.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Palau / Gold Half Gram (2022) Truck - 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 (2022) Truck - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, and is shaped as, a heavy long-haul truck.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: silk-finish proof.
CIT Item ID: 29924

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 (2022) Truck: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2022
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 IDAPVZ-OYRC-QWGY-ELMD
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