Marine Life Protection - Pearl Oyster

Palau 2007 - 5$ - Marine Life Protection - Pearl Oyster - 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 Marine Life Protection.

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Country Palau
Year 2007
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 $139.23
Coin Story

Pearls have always represented wealth and beauty. A pearl fascinates human beings. As natural growing pearls are scarce only the rich and privileged possessed them at the beginning of the 20th century. Not until 1921 the breeding of pearls succeeded. A pearl originates through the shells defence reaction. As soon as organic material slips into the animal a part of the mantel tissue (epithel cells) reaches the interior of the shell. In this case the nacre, which is also known as mother-of-pearl, breeding can be activated which then covers the organic material with layers over and over again. These nacre layers kill off the organic material and in doing so protect the shell. The outcome is a natural pearl. This was the opinion in the past on how a pearl develops. There are new studies which show a somewhat other evidence. These studies show that the Pinctada makes the pearl formation possible due to a genetic conditional rank growth.

Whatever the reason may be, the pearl does not lose its fascination!

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a Pearl Oyster. The Oyster offsets itself against the silver proof background, due to the applied color. In the center of the Oyster you will find a bronze coloured pearl.

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.


The Marine Life Protection - Pearl Oyster coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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