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 two troy ounces (2oz) of silver format.
The Poppy coin is the second issue in the coloured Flowers series.
The Mint says about it:
Poppies are one of the best-known red flowers that grow in the wild. You often see the poppy in the summer in the wild grass along the side of the road or in the meadows. The flowers may look delicate, but they are real go-getters. The poppy symbolises comfort but also the remembrance of the dead. The poppy owes this symbolism to the battlefields in northern France, which turned red with poppies after World War I.
The distinctive colour of the poppy is red. A black part is visible at the base of the petals. The four leaves of the flower are more significant than we are used to from flowers, so they overlap each other to a great extent.