Palau – 2022 – 10 Dollars – Desert Ecosystems / Our Wonderful Earth


Third issue in the Wonderful Earth series. Desert ecosystems.
First coin ever with a sand colored edge!

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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2022
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 38.61 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 499 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Colored edge


The ‘Desert’ coin is the third issue in the ‘Our Wonderful Earth Ecosystems’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the desert to life. The coin has PROOF finish and is partly made in color, with a unique sand-colored edge, struck on a 2 oz .999 silver 38.61mm blank in the highest quality. A limited mintage of only 499 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this third edition which fits various themed collections.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the desert with the many animals that live there. Including a camel, fox, snake, mouse and scorpion. The Saharan rainforest is centered on the globe and the inscriptions: “OUR WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE WORLD” (the name of the series) and “THE DESERT ECO SYSTEM” (the name of the coin). The year of issue “2022” is written on the top left. This coin is unique because of its sand-colored edge.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of the Republic of Palau with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” (the issuing country) and “10$” (the face value).

Background information

A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Plants and animals living in the desert need special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. Plants tend to be tough and wiry with small or no leaves, water-resistant cuticles, and often spines to deter herbivory. Animals need to keep cool and find enough food and water to survive. Many are nocturnal and stay in the shade or underground during the heat of the day. They tend to be efficient at conserving water, extracting most of their needs from their food.

Although a desert might look dead, there is plenty of life.