Mythological Creatures Collection - Werewolf

Palau 2013 - $10 - Mythological Creatures Collection - Werewolf - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 999 have been issued!
This brilliant uncirculated silver coin comes with a marble insert and is dedicated to mystical creatures.
$256.23

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Country Palau
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 10
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 2oz - 62,2g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage 999
Quality Brilliant Uncriculated
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $256.23
Coin Story

A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction. Early sources for belief in lycanthropy are Petronius and Gervase of Tilbury. The werewolf is a widespread concept in European folklore, existing in many variants which are related by a common development of a Christian interpretation of underlying European folklore which developed during the medieval period. From the early modern period, werewolf beliefs also spread to the New World with colonialism. Belief in werewolf develops parallel to the belief in witches, in the course of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Like the witchcraft trials as a whole, the trial of supposed werewolves emerges in what is now Switzerland in the early 15th century and spreads throughout Europe in the 16th, peaking in the 17th and subsiding by the 18th century. The persecution of werewolves and the associated folklore is an integral part of the "witch-hunt" phenomenon, albeit a marginal one, accusations of werewolfery being involved in only a small fraction of witchcraft trials.During the early period, accusations of lycanthropy (transformation into a wolf) were mixed with accusations of wolf-riding or wolf-charming. The case of Peter Stumpp (1589) led to a significant peak in both interest in and persecution of supposed werewolves, primarily in French-speaking and German-speaking Europe. The phenomenon persisted longest in Bavaria and Austria, with persecution of wolf-charmers recorded until well after 1650, the final cases taking place in the early 18th century in Carinthia and Styria.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures an awesomely dark image of a Werewolf howling at the moon. It seems to be coming out of a mystical forrest. The "Werewolf" inscription is "scratched" into the coin. The moon is featured through a colored marble insert. A truly stunning coin. You will also find the Mystical Creatures Collection Logo on the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Palau Coat of Arms and the denomination of the coin "$5".

Packaging

The Mythological Creatures Collection - Werewolf silver coin comes encapsulated in a wooden presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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