World of Wonders - Timbuktu

Palau 2011 - 5$ - World of Wonders - Timbuktu - 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

Timbuktu is an oasis town which is situated at the edge of the Sahara. It was established in the 11th century and obtained its prosperity 400-500 years later. During the reign of the Songhay, a nation and kingdom in Africa, this desert city was an important trade centre. Slaves and gold from the South were exchanged for copper, salt and horses from the North. Until the beginning of the 19th century the city was known for its wealth and was considered to be the centre for Islamic scholarships with many schools and libraries. Today Timbuktu is threatened by the constant expanding desert. Since 1988 the three mosques, the graveyards and the Mausoleum are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the oasis town of Timbuktu. 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 Timbuktu coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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