World of Wonders - Teotihuacán

Palau 2012 - 5$ - World of Wonders - Theotihuacán - 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.
$67.86

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Country Palau
Year 2012
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 $67.86
Coin Story

From the time when the Aztecs found the city ruins of Teotihuacán in Mexico, which had been abandoned hundreds of years before, they believed this was the spot where the world was created and where the gods were born. About 200’000 people probably lived in Teotihuacan in its heyday. During this time, approx. 200 until 450 AD, it was therefore one of the biggest cities in the world and by far the biggest residential areas on the American continent.

Many decades before the cultural and economic advancement began, the buildings, which are still preserved today, had already been erected. The Avenue of the Dead, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon formed the centre of the city, therefore people settled in housing complexes, spread around about 20 km2, and allowed the city to prosper more and more.

When looking at the architecture, it is amazing to observe how symmetrically the builders worked back then. This leads academics to the conclusion, that humans of that time had a considerable knowledge of mathematics and astronomy.
However, from the 6th century Teotihuacan lost its glamour. Within only 100 years about 80% of the population left their homes and the city lost its significance. Because there were no signs of attack visible, researchers assume that the residents set fire to the city for ritual reasons. The true reason for the downfall of the former metropolis remains hidden behind the pyramid walls.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Teotihuacán in Mexico. The city 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.

Packaging

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

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