Palau – 2013 – 5 dollar – Mountains & Flora PIZ PALU (including box) (PROOF)


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Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 20 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage : 2500 pieces
Quality: Proof

Piz Palü, located in the border region between the Swiss canton Grisons and the Italian province Sondrio, rises to a respectable altitude of 3900 m. It owes its name to the Alp Palü which consisted of marshy grasslands (lat. palus = marsh). The Englishman Kenelm Edward Digby and his mountain guide Peter Jenny succeeded in the first documented ascent to the peak in 1866. The well-known film by Leni Riefenstahl “Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü“ of 1929 pays him homage in an impressive style.