Silver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu

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:
H.P. Lovecraft, in full Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 - 1937), was an American author of fantastic and macabre short novels and stories. He is acknowledged as one of the 20th-century masters of the Gothic tale of terror.

The Cthulhu mythos derives from the central creature in H. P. Lovecraft’s short story "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. It is a shared universe referring to ancient and powerful deities known as the "Great Old Ones", descending from deep space. Cthulhu is the most widely known of the Old Ones, waiting to rise from a submerged city at the bottom of the ocean to wreak havoc on mankind. Since its creation the Cthulhu mythos has been extended to tabletop games, graphic novels, games as well as book series.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage750
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu - 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).

The emblem and inscription are small and in the upper part of the obverse. The surface of the rest is covered with stylised ocean waves, underneath which the portrait of the author.

Below, the inscription H.P. LOVECRAFT and the dates 1890 and 1937.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** $20 2022
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu - reverse photo

The reverse shows the red-eyed octopus-like monster Cthulhu gripping a sail ship in its arms (biologically speaking, an octopus has arms and not "tentacles").

Below left, the date of issue 2022.

Reverse Inscription 2022
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: antique, coloured, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 30124

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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Cthulhu: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage750
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
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