Palau – 2012 – 5 dollars – Mountains and Flora CHIMBORAZO (including box) (PROOF)

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Description

Metal: silver .925
Weight: 20g
Size: 38.61mm
Mintage: 2500 pcs

The highest mountain in Ecuador, the Chimborazo, measures 6310 m. Originally it was a volcano which last erupted about 1500 years ago. Thus it is officially inactive. For the indigenous population living in the vicinity; Mount Chimborazo is sacred. Nonetheless, the ascent is permitted. On January 4th, 1880 a British-Italian roped party were the first to reach the summit. The Chimborazo is a part of Ecuador’s national coat of arms.