Palau – 2014 – 5 dollar – Four Leaf Clover 2014 (including box) (PROOF)


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Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 20 g
Size: 38.61 mm
Quality: Proof
Mintage: 2014

Clover belongs to the plant family called legumes (Fabaceae). Their generic botanical name Trifolium is derived from the three leaves, which a clover normally has.

As a freak of nature, the number of its leaves can vary in rare cases. Clover with one, six and even seven leaves have already been found. The most well known variety is definitely the four-leaf clover. Even during the time of the Celts this clover was considered as a protective symbol. It represents the four cardinalpoints and the four elements: water, fire, air and earth. In Christianity it symbolizes the cross. The rare appearance and the difficulty of finding a four-leaf clover make this plant a lucky symbol in many cultures.

According to prevalent faith it also banishes evil, protects one from misfortune and brings good luck in gambling. A four-leaf clover in a schoolbook, supposedly also helps one attain higher grades and one under a pillow brings sweet dreams. Even if it does not work, there is certainly no harm done keeping a clover, inlaid in a classic silver coin, close by. Is there a more beautiful gift than luck?