Mountains & Flora - Nanga Parbat

Palau 2013 - 5$ - Mountains & Flora - Nanga Parbat - 20g 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 great Mountains and their flora.

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Country Palau
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 20g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $57.33
Coin Story

Translated from Sanskrit, Nanga Parbat means «naked mountain». It is also known as Diamir, «King of the mountains», and is located in the Pakistani part of the controversial region Kashmir in the Himalayas. It is 8125 m high. The Nanga Parbat is therefore the ninth highest mountain on earth.It took a long time before the Tyrolean Hermann Buhl first climbed the Nanga Parbat on July 3rd, 1953. In the 1930s several German expeditions failed in their attempt to conquer the peak. More than a dozen of the best German mountaineers lost their lives during their attempt. Consequently, Nazi Propaganda stylized the Nanga Parbat as the «Fateful Mountain of the Germans». In 1970 the South Tyrolean brothers Günther and Reinhold Messner were the first to ascend the South Rupal Face which, with its approx. 4500 m, is the highest mountain face on earth. From the summit they descended on the west side. Therefore, they succeeded in achieving the first traverse of the Nanga Parbat and the second traverse of an eightthousander ever. During this descent a tragedy occurred, in which Günther Messner lost his life.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures the Nanga Parbat. The mountain is finely engraved into the silver proof coin. In the bottom right corner of the coin you will find the signature flora of the region.

Obverse Design

The front of the coin depicts the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms. 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.


The Mountains & Flora - Nanga Parbat coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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