Silver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy

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.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Palau / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy - 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 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 10$ (ten dollars).

Obverse Inscription *** REPUBLIC OF PALAU *** 10$
Palau / Silver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and represents, in high relief, a poppy flower with a ladybug on it. In the background, more flowers and the silhouettes of soldiers as a reminder of the symbolic significance of the flower as part of the remembrance of the fallen in World War I.

Around above, the inscription POPPY. The date of issue does not seem to be inscribed on the coin.

Reverse Inscription POPPY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof, coloured, high relief.
NumisCollect Article ID: PW1901
CIT Item ID: 28712

See also

Coins in the Coloured Flowers series issue for Palau include:
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Pink Rose, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Daisy and Ladybug, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Poppy, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Lotus, 2022

Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Flowers - Poppy: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass62.200 g
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