Illusions - Don Quixote

Palau 2008 - 5$ - Illusions - Don Quixote - 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 famous illusions.

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Country Palau
Year 2008
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Dimensions 30 x 45 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Phantom? An illusion? – Sometimes we hardly believe our own eyes. Our eyes are in fact able to take in an image as quick as lightning. However, sometimes this first impression is very confusing. We then have to look twice and strain our eyes more. We have to first mentally digest what we saw on the spur of the moment. Only on the second glance do we recognise that an image consists of different layers and details. The Swiss artist Sandro del Prete (* 1931) is a master craftsman in the optical illusion drawing style which he calls „Illusorismus“. One of his riddle images is the figure of Don Quixote from the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). What do you see under the big helmet? Don Quixote on his horse Rosinante, followed by his squire Sancho Panza? Or do you see the face of the „The Knight of the sorrowful countenance”? Look closely…

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a spectacular illusion. You will either see Don Quixote on his horse Rosinante, followed by his squire Sancho Panza, or face of the „The Knight of the sorrowful countenance” (dependant on your view and perception). You will also find windmills engraved into the silver proof coin.

Obverse Design

The front of the coin depicts the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms. 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.


The Illusions - Don Quixote coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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