Silver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate Skull, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate Skull, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate 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. Some of them are in the large half kilogram (500g) of silver format.

This coin is the part of the specially shaped Skulls collection by CIT.

The Mint says about it:
CIT is well known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to producing novel coins that require new techniques of uncharted territory. The Big Skull introduced at ANA 2017 certainly fit that bill, but unforeseen production challenges delayed delivery for months. Now the second iteration of the Big Skull presented in 2018 benefits from the lessons learned and is ready for delivery. Production technology was perfected to create an astounding huge Pirate Skull coin weighing a hefty half-kilo and displaying an unbelievably high relief.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage555
Obverse
Palau / Silver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate 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 $25 (twenty-five dollars).

Above, the serial number of the coin, in the format of [number]/555. Below, the date of issue 2018.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** $25 2018
Reverse
Palau / Silver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate Skull - reverse photo

The design represents, in ultra high relief, a human skull wearing a bandana.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, special shape, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 28553

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Silver Half Kilo 2018 Big Pirate Skull: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Kilo (500 g)
Issued2018
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage555
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size60.0 - 80.0 mm
Mass500.000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-AXMB-EWQJ
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