Silver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe

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 Universe coin is the first issue in the Space; the Final Frontier series.

The Universe in astronomy, or the cosmos in cosmology, are synonyms for all matter and energy within the entire spacetime continuum in which man evolves. Current science assumes that the Universe was formed as described in the Big Bang Theory, which states that the Universe originated approximately 13.75 billion years ago.

Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaître introduced the Universe theory in 1927, which said that distant galaxies are red-shifted. Two years later, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble found experimental evidence for Lemaître’s theory. Hubble proved that all galaxies are moving away from earth at speed proportional to their distance from Earth, a physical law now called Hubble-Lemaître’s Law. This fact implies a primordial beginning from a certain point, and in 1931 Lemaître hypothesised that the Universe must have arisen from the explosion of a “primordial atom”.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage333
Obverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe - 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 that, the name of the country: REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

The emblem is small and is in the lower part of the obverse. The central part represents movement at the speed of light, and is surrounded by space related ornaments.

In the rim above, the name of the series: SPACE · THE FINAL FRONTIER. In the rim around below, the face value TWENTY DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU TWENTY DOLLARS
Reverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and depicts our Universe centred on the Solar system, with the Sun in the centre, the Earth and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune around.

In the rim below, the date of issue 2019.

Reverse Inscription 2019
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: black proof, coloured, smartminting.
Packaging: in a presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Article ID: PW1903

See also

Coins in the Space; the Final Frontier series include:
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, The Universe, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, The Milky Way, 2021

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Silver Three Ounces 2019 The Universe: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2019
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage333
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-DJGQ-ODQG
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