Palau – 2022 – 20 Dollars – Pillars of Creation and Black Hole


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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2022
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
Special features Smartminting, black proof and coloured


The ‘Pillars of Creation & Black Hole’ coin is the 3rd release in the ‘Space; the Final Frontier’ series. On the coin a beautiful nebula called Pillars of Creation accompanied with a black hole put into relief using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology. The coin has a black PROOF finish with color and is struck on large 65mm diameter 3 oz pure silver blank in the highest quality. It is partially colored with popping colors. A limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 3rd issue now at your local modern coin dealer and add it to your collection before they are sold out as did the previous issues.

Coin description

The coin’s reverse depicts the complete Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula and a Black Hole. Minted in high relief giving it a 3D effect. It’s coloured completely with bright colors in a way that it looks like you’re looking at the nebula from a space ship. At the lower bottom edge it has the “2022” inscription (the year of issue).

The obverse side of the coin depicts a special Coat of Arms of the Republic of Palau with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” (the issuing country) and “20$” (the face value) at the bottom. At the top edge the series inscription ‘SPACE * THE FINAL FRONTIER’. It is decorated with a central part representing the speed of light and surrounded by all kinds of space related ornaments.

Background information

The Universe is far and wide, containing many wondrous phenomena. One of these phenomena are the black holes, often at the centre of galaxies. They’re objects of huge mass, pulling anything in that goes beyond the event horizon for it to never return. It wasn’t until recently that our understanding of these objects was mostly science fiction, but with new discoveries humanity has been getting a step closer towards unlocking the secrets that the black holes hold.

The Pillars of Creation is a set of pillars shaped interstellar gas and dust formations in the Eagle Nebula. The name originates from the fact that the gas and dust, together, form new stars, referring towards the creation part. You could say that the pillars depict the starting stage of the stars as we know them today, for them to eventually end up in the black holes.