Palau – 2013 – 5 dollars – Secrets of the Sea Pearl 2013 (including box) (PROOF)


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Metal: silver .925
Weight: 25 g
Size: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2500 pcs

Everyone bears a treasure of images, feelings, ideas and memories inside themselves. These treasures are our personal secrets – valuable and hidden deep within us like a splendid pearl inside the closed and safe shell of the oyster pearl.

In order to transform a grain of sand into a pearl it most importantly requires one thing – patience. Pearls don’t grow in a few days. Everything takes time. The shell covers the grain of sand, layer by layer, with motherof-pearl. The pearl develops on the inside of the shell incredibly slow. With the cells of the mantle surface from which the clam forms its shell, it encloses the core and thus develops the pearl. It is constructed of the same as the shell fragment, only the other way round. The shiny mother-of-pearl layer on the inside of the shell is the outside layer of the pearl.

The combination of this unique pearl with a high quality silver coin is a “must have” for every collector. A mystery of a very special kind!