Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask

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 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask coin is the fourth issue in the Egyptian Art 3D series.

Tutankhamun’s mask was discovered in 1925 in a tomb, which was discovered in 1922, in the Valley of the Kings located in Egypt. The mask is covered in gold and paint, serving as the death mask for the late Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty.

Tutankhamun, also referred to as King Tut was the last Pharaoh in his family to rule during the 18th Dynasty. He took the throne at only eight (or nine) years. Tutankhamun married to Ankhesenamun, his parental half-sister. In his reign, Tutankhamun restored the Ancient Egyptian religion which had previously been dissolved by his father. However, despite his accomplishments, Tutankhamun was severely disabled and is theorised to have a multitude of different medical conditions. The discovery of Tutankhamun’s grave, along with the Mask has been one of the biggest and most important discoveries regarding the ancient Egyptians.

The coin is a coloured re-issue of the 2018 Tutankhamun's Mask design, and is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage222
Obverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask - 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 TUTANKHAMUN and the date of issue 2022.

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** 20$ 2022
Reverse
Palau / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and is shaped to represent, in three dimensions, the death mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, smartminting, special shape, coloured, gold plated.
Packaging: in a presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Article ID: PW2206

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

Coins marking the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb:
- Cook Islands, 3 oz Silver, Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 2022
- Niue, 2 oz Silver, King Tut's Tomb, 2022
- Palau, 3 oz Silver (gilded, shaped), Tutankhamun's Mask, 2022
- Tuvalu, 1 oz Gold (coloured), Tutankhamun Discovery, 2022
- Tuvalu, 2 oz Silver (gilded), Tutankhamun Discovery, 2022
- United Kingdom, £5 CuproNickel (with gold and silver versions), Tutankhamun's Tomb, 2022

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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun's Mask: Details
CountryPalau
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage222
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver (gold plated)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-WKXN-OPQM
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