Palau – 2021 – 20 Dollars – Orca Whale / Dot Art series

 399.95

This item will be released on June 30, 2021.

New unique series with designs made with Dot Art.

Available for pre-ordering

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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2021
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 3 oz
Diameter 65 mm
Quality Black proof
Mintage 333 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate
Special features

Description

The ‘The Whale’ coin is the second issue in the ‘Dot Art’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the whale to life. The coin has black proof finish and is partly made in colour, struck on a 3 oz pure silver 65mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this second edition now and add it to your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the whale in the centre of the coin. The whale symbolizes peace, compassion, and love. The blue colours represent the sea and the yellow and red as the setting sun with the beautiful coloured sky, composed of dot art & pointillism.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the unique Coat of Arms with the same dot-art and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” (the issuing country), “2021” (the year of issue), “DOT ART” (the name of the series) and “20 Dollars” (the face value).

Background information

The whales symbolize peace, compassion, and love. They are mainly known for their songs, which, it is believed, they have learned from other whales or even from birds and humans. The whales song can be heard thousands of kilometres in the ocean.

Whales are mammals that live in water and can be recognized by the spray holes on their heads with which they breathe. Like us, they need air to breathe and give birth to live young, unlike most fish that filter oxygen from the water with their gills and lay eggs. Whales play a unique role in our fight against climate change. They store large amounts of CO2 in their body during their lifetime. When they die, they take it to the bottom of the ocean, where it remains buried.