Palau – 2009 – 1 Dollars – Lucky Star (BU)


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Metal: Gold .9999
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 11.8 mm
Quality: BU
Mintage: 15’000 pcs.

It is a childhood dream: Holding our fathers hand we stumble through the Roman Forum and then suddenly find a real ancient Roman coin. Exactly these dreams arouse the fascination for collecting in general and in particular the Roman numismatics. Silver coins which originate from the Roman period are offered in coin trade exhibitions in great numbers and at very diverse price ranges. The Roman gold coins are however very scarce and are mostly found in museums and private collections.

1. An Aureus with an image of the Emperor Augustus (63 BC ? 14 AD) along with the inscription AUGUSTUS DIVI F. (Augustus, son of the Gods). Led by Augustus, exactly 2000 years ago, the memorable Battle of Varus took place by which the Germanic tribes led by Arminius mbushed and destroyed three Roman legions.

2. A Dupondius with an image of General Germanicus (15 BC ? 19 AD), who inspected the battlefield in Teutoburg Forest in the year 14 and during his crusade with the Germanic tribes, recovered two of the three legions? eagles, which were lost in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and brought them back to Rome.

3. A Denarius from Gajus Julius Caesar with the inscription CAESAR IM P M (Caesar Imperator, Pontifex Maximus). Julius Caesar (100 BC ? 44 BC) who ended the Roman Republic while making himself a dictator for lifetime. Subsequently he was murdered by a group of senators around Marcus Brutus.

4. The famous Denarius from Brutus minted in memory of the assassination on Caesar. The coin depicts two daggers and a liberty cap, along with the inscription EID MAR. This stands for ?Eidibus Martiis? or ?the Ides of March?, thus the date of Caesars assassination in the year 44 BC. Only about 60 of these silver coins still exist. At auctions they are sold for partly over 100?000 Dollars.