Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lost Civilisations - Babylon, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lost Civilisations - Babylon, Coin from Palau
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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 standard bullion sizes, including the large five troy ounces (5oz) of silver format.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Babylon Civilisation 5oz coin is the big brother of the 2oz first issue in the Lost Civilisations series.

The city of Babylon was the capital of Babylonia, a kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia. The city was founded more than 4,000 years ago along both banks of the Euphrates river, whose ruins are located in present-day Iraq. King Hammurabi created one of the ancient world’s largest cities during the 18th century BC. After being destroyed, Babylon became the Neo-Babylonian Empire’s capital that spanned from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. Art and architecture flourished throughout the Babylonian Empire, especially in Babylon, which is also famous for its impenetrable walls and blue tiled Ishtar Gate.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage149
Obverse
Palau / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lost Civilisations - Babylon - 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 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 ***.

The emblem and inscription are small and are in the lower part of the obverse.

The rest of the design depicts a Babylonian horseman in front of the famous impenetrable walls of the city. The face value 20$ is inscribed on a tower above left, and the date of issue 2022 is below right.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** 20$ 2022
Reverse
Palau / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lost Civilisations - Babylon - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and depicts Babylon’s detailed skyline with the Tower of Babel and its unique blue tile painted walls of the Ishtar Gate, which is now reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum - the most visited museum in Berlin, Germany.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, coloured, smartminting.
Packaging: in a capsule and presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Item ID: PW2207

See also

Coins in the Lost Civilisations series include:
- 5 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Babylon, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Babylon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique Coloured, Phoenicia and Carthage, 2022

All (1) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lost Civilisations - Babylon: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage149
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-QJJM-OLMD
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