Silver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust

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 three troy ounces (3oz) of silver format.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Nefertiti Bust coin is the second issue in the Egyptian Art 3D series. The coin’s reverse depicts Nefertiti’s appearance in a silhouette-shaped way you have never seen before. It has the same appearance as her bust, which is kept in the Neues Museum in Berlin.

Nefertiti was the Queen of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. She reigned as a great royal lady alongside Akhenaten, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt at the beginning of the New Kingdom (1352 B.C. - 1338 B.C.) during the Amarna period. Her name Nefertiti means ‘the beautiful has come’. Nefertiti owes much of her fame to her bust, preserved today in the Neues Museum in Berlin. The parentage of Nefertiti has not been established with certainty. One hypothesis says that she would have been the daughter of Ay, who would have reigned as pharaoh for four years after Tutankhamun but previously held various high positions with his predecessors. Some say he was a brother or half-brother of Teje, the Great Royal Lady in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty on the side of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage333
Obverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust - 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 20$ (twenty dollars).

Further down, the inscription NEFERNEFERUATEN NEFERTITI and the date of issue 2019.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** 20$ 2019
Reverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and is shaped to represent, in three dimensions, the bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, smartminting, special shape, gold plated.
Packaging: in a presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Article ID: PW1902

See also

Coins in the Egyptian Art 3D series include:
- 3 oz Silver Gold Plated, Tutankhamun's Mask, 2018
- 3 oz Silver Gold Plated Coloured, Nefertiti Bust, 2019
- 3 oz Silver Gold Plated Coloured, Anubis, 2020
- 3 oz Silver Gold Plated Coloured, Tutankhamun's Mask, 2022

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Silver Three Ounces 2019 Nefertiti Bust: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2019
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage333
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver (gold plated)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-YDPR-OMPX
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