Palau – 2010 – 5 Dollars – Jewels of the sea Pearl 2010 (PROOF)
with a real pearl!
In stock (can be backordered)
Face value: 5 Dollars
Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 25 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2’500 pcs.
The pearl is a unique natural product which cultivates itself under still unfamiliar circumstances. Perhaps this is the reason why for a long time pearls were rumoured to have curative powers. As from the 8th century they were used as a remedy. In Europe freshwater pearls were used to produce pearl milk.
The ?Aqua perlata? is a medicinal solution of powdered pearls, vinegar or lemon juice, sugar and herbs which was used in the middle Ages as a drink to relieve insanity, heart disease and even lovesickness. It was even believed that this wonder water was able to awake the dead again. Up until the middle of the 19th century the pearls took up a firm place in the textbooks of pharmaceutics.
Although today we do not believe in the pearls curative effect anymore the pearls enchant us anyway. Let this fascination infect you too!