World of Wonders - Sydney Opera House

Palau 2011 - 5$ - World of Wonders - Sydney Opera House - 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 Opera House is the landmark of the biggest Australian city Sydney. The Opera House accommodates five theatres with an overall seating capacity of more than 5’500. In 1957 the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the official submission for this building. Utzons construction plan reminds of one of the sails of a ship, and later the architect explained that the segments of an orange were the basis of his idea for the Opera House. In 1959 construction began. Fifteen years later this landmark was officially opened by Queen Elisabeth II. It counts to one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Opera House in Sydney. The opera is finely engraved into the background of the coin. The parts of it, as well as the water in front 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 Sydney Opera House coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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