Treasures of the World - Amethyst

Palau 2013 - $5 - Treasures of the World - Amethyst - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.000 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver coin comes with a real topaz and is dedicated to the treasures of the world!
$127.53

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Country Palau
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 2000
Quality Brilliant Uncriculated
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $127.53
Coin Story

Amethyst is a well known mineral and gemstone. It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz, and its most valuable and prized variety. Its name derives from the Greek "amethystos", which means "not drunken", as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. The color of some Amethyst specimens from certain localities slowly fade upon prolonged exposure to light. When used as a gemstone, Amethyst is often heat treated to deepen the color, or to transform it into Citrine. Some varieties may also change to a light green color, which is given the trade name "Prasiolite", or "Green Amethyst", as it is more commonly known in the gem trade. Amethyst is most prevalent as small stubby pyramidal crystals, although several localities such as the Mexican occurrences are well-known for producing elegantly tall prismatic crystals, which are very highly regarded by collectors. Amethyst also forms the internal lining of geodes, some of which can be over 10 feet tall and weighing several tons.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a mine, from which the precious stones are extracted. Embedded into the coin is a real Amethyst. The coin has gone through a special minting process to give it an "antiqued" appearance.

Obverse Design

The coin, which is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Republic of Palau, portrays the Palau Coat of Arms.

Packaging

The Treasures of the World - Amethyst silver coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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