World of Wonders - Namdaemun

Palau 2013 - 5$ - World of Wonders - Namdaemun - 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 the World of Wonders, which is a series with historical and an emotional background.

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Land Palau
Jahr 2013
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 5
Metall Silber
Feinheitsgrad 925/1000
Gewicht 20g
Durchmesser 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox nein
Price €48.00
Coin Story

Translated from Korean, Namdaemun means “Great Southern Gate“. It is one of the historical city gates in South Korea’s capital city Seoul. In 1395 the gate and the rest of the city fortifications were erected by Taejo, who was the king at that time. However, the fortifications were not built for warding off hostile forces but simply to prevent tigers from entering the city.

Since December 20th 1962 the gate has been South Korea’s No. 1 national treasure. Therefore, the dismay was all the greater when during the night of February 10th to 11th 2008 it was almost completely destroyed due to an attack. Currently it is being restored for approx. 21 million dollars and should be reopened in May 2013.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Namdaemun in Seol. The gate is finely engraved into the background of the coin. Parts of it 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.


The World of Wonders Namdaemun coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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