Palau – 2022 – 10 Dollars – The Lotus

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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 999 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate
Special features Smarminting and coloured

Description

The ‘Lotus’ coin is the 4th issue in the ‘High Relief Flowers and Leaves’ series. Using the enhanced ultra high relief Smartminting©️ technology makes the Lotus pop out of the coin. Small details like the dragonfly finish the design. The coin is partly colored and struck on a piedfort 2 oz .999 Silver 38.61mm blank in the highest quality. There is a limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Do not miss this 4th release in the series before they are gone.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the Lotus flower and a detailed yet subtle dragonfly on one of the leaves. In the background are the green leaves that float on the water in relief. Inscription “Lotus” (the name of the coin) at the top and “2022” (the year of issue) at the bottom.

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

The lotus flowers tend to grow along slow-moving rivers, ponds, and deltas. The flower drops more than a few hundred thousand seeds every year, most of which get eaten by animals. These seeds remain dormant for long periods of time while the water bodies dry out. Then during floods, the lotus flower seeds that laid dormant then spread outwards, starting a new lotus colony.

The lotus flower is an important symbol of many cultures and even cuisines. For example, in Korea, the lotus flower petals get dried and used for tea. The lotus roots can also be eaten as vegetables. Beyond that, the flower is also a spiritual symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It takes the role as a sacred flower, representing a way towards spiritual enlightenment. It also used to be an important symbol in ancient Egypt.