World of Wonders - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Palau 2011 - 5$ - World of Wonders - Leaning Tower of Pisa - 25g 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.
$72.54

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Country Palau
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $72.54
Coin Story

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most famous crooked building worldwide. In August 1173 when construction work started nobody could have foreseen that it would come out that way. It was planed to build a detached bell tower. Once the third floor was reached the tower began to slant. After a 100-year construction freeze an adjustment was made in which the next four floors were built skew in order to make a correction. In 1372 the labour work on the bell tower came to an end. Only later they noticed that the subsurface consisted of mud and sand. The towers weight was plainly too heavy for the unstable foundation. After remediation measures in 1998, one hopes that the tower is secured for another 300 years.

Reverse Design

The reverse features the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The City is finely engraved into the background of the coin. The Tower offset itself 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 Leaning Tower of Pisa coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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