Silver Two Ounces 2022 Flowers - Lotus, Coin from Palau - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Flowers - Lotus, Coin from Palau
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Flowers - Lotus

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 Lotus coin is the fourth issue in the coloured Flowers series.

The Mint says about it:
Lotus flowers tend to grow along slow-moving rivers, ponds, and deltas. The flower drops more than a few hundred thousand seeds every year, most of which get eaten by animals. These seeds remain dormant for long periods of time while the water bodies dry out. Then during floods, the lotus flower seeds that laid dormant then spread outwards, starting a new lotus colony.

The lotus flower is an important symbol of many cultures and even cuisines. For example, in Korea, the lotus flower petals get dried and used for tea. The lotus roots can also be eaten as vegetables. Beyond that, the flower is also a spiritual symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It takes the role as a sacred flower, representing a way towards spiritual enlightenment. It also used to be an important symbol in ancient Egypt.

The coin is partly coloured and struck on a piedfort 2 oz .999 Silver 38.61mm blank in the highest quality.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Palau / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Flowers - Lotus - 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 2022 Flowers - Lotus - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and represents, in high relief, a lotus flower with a dragonfly on it. In the background, more flowers.

Around above, the inscription LOTUS. In small numerals below right, the date of issue 2022.

Reverse Inscription LOTUS 2022
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof, coloured, high relief.
NumisCollect Article ID: PW2203

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

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Flowers - Lotus: Details
CurrencyPalau Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
SymbolEmblem of Palau
Face Value10 (x Unsorted)
Total Mintage999
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass62.200 g
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