Antique 7 Wonders of the World - The Mausoleum of Halicarna

Palau 2009 - 5$ - Antique 7 Wonders of the World - The Mausoleum of Halicarna - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to the Antique 7 Wonders of the World.
$109.98

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Country Palau
Year 2009
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $109.98
Coin Story

The oldest list of the Wonders of the World originated approx. 450 BC by Herodotus. The current commonly used list was compiled by a Greek poet named Antipater from Sidon. The Greek referred to the Wonders of the World as; “The seven places to be seen on the inhabited earth”. As 7 had a special symbolic meaning in the European Ancient World exactly 7 Wonders of the World were specified. The number 7 was believed to be “complete” and sacred.

Antipater’s list includes the following Wonders of the World: Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

Today only the Great Pyramid of Giza is preserved. The other six constructions were either destroyed by earthquakes, fires or vandalism. Unfortunately only a few illustrations exist. Today one does not even know exactly where these Wonders of the World were situated or what they exactly looked like.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the The Mausoleum of Halicarna. The mausoleum is finely engraved into the background of the coin, while the surroundings offset themselves against the silver proof background, due to the applied color. The image is very detailed and beautifully designed.

Obverse Design

The front of the coin depicts the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms – a sea god with a mermaid and a boat typical of Oceania. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIC OF PALAU’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘5 $’ is indicated in the exergue.

Packaging

The Antique 7 Wonders of the World - The Mausoleum of Halicarna coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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