|Coin||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2009 Missing You|
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 sizes based on the troy ounce, but some are "metric" - such as twenty-five grams (25 g) of silver.
This coin is part of a heart-shaped series issued (almost) annually with a new design every year.
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 (two dollars).
The reverse is coloured and depicts two cherubs, with three heart shapes above them, one of them made of a crystal insert.
Near the rim on the right, the date of issue 2009. In the exergue, the inscription missing you...
||missing you... 2009
Finish: proof, coloured, crystal insert, special shape.
CIT Item ID: 23483
Coins in the Silver Hearts collection include:
- 25 g Silver, Endless Love, Northern Mariana Islands 2005
- 25 g Silver, Endless Love, Liberia 2006
- 25 g Silver, Angel and Devil, Palau 2007
- 25 g Silver, Everlasting Love, Cook Islands 2008
- 25 g Silver, Missing You, Palau 2009
- 1/2 oz Silver, My Heart Flies for You, Palau 2012
- 25 g Silver, Heart of Love, Cameroon 2013
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2014
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2017
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2019
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2021
- 20 g Silver, Brilliant Love, Cook Islands 2022