Silver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star

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 internationally popular one troy ounce of silver.

This coin is part of the Silver Charms collection featuring specially shaped coins, and has a star shape.

The Mint says about it:
The Twinkling Star coin with its playful sun - moon - stars ornaments exudes a youthful charm. Struck in similar style to the Silver Heart and Silver Fortune, the three-dimensional star appears sculpted rather than struck thanks to the continued development of smartminting technology. Twinkling Star is a beautiful numismatic gift to accompany the Lullaby coin or a collectible in a series of aforementioned shaped silver tokens.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Palau / Silver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star - 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 $5 (five dollars).

Below left, the date of issue 2018.

The background is decorated with astronomical motifs.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** $5 2018
Palau / Silver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star - reverse photo

The design represents, in ultra high relief, a five pointed star shape decorated with astronomical motifs.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: antique special shape, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 28612

See also

Coins in the Silver Charms collection include:
- 1 oz Silver, Silver Fortune 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Twinkling Star 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Silver Heart 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Guardian Angel 2019
- 1 oz Silver (Gold Plated), Gilded Fortune 2020
- 1 oz Silver (Gold Plated), Rosy Heart 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Lucky Horseshoe 2021
- 1 oz Silver (Gold Plated), Rosy Horseshoe 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Silver Ghost 2022

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Silver Ounce 2018 Twinkling Star: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size35.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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