Sand Dollar

Palau 2017 1$ Sand Dollar 1 Oz Proof Silver Coin
$140.40

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Country Palau
Year 2017
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Edge Serrated
Mintage 2017
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $140.40
Sand dollars are popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world. The sun-bleached skeletons of these sea urchins resemble old Spanish and American dollar coins, which lead early settlers to refer to them as sand dollars. In Spanish speaking countries they are often known as «galleta de mar» – sea biscuit or sea cookie.

In Christian symbolism, the unique patterns on a sand dollar represent the birth, crucifixion and resurrecition of Jesus Christ. According to the legend of the sand dollar, the central star represents the star of Bethlehem, the five petals surrounding the star show an easter lily, while the five holes indicate the wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. The backside of a sand dollar shows a Christmas flower outline. Last but not least, each sand dollar carries five doves inside it. When broken apart the doves emerge to spread peace and joy.

Some believe sand dollars to be mythical coins lost by mermaids and washed ashore. Still others consider them to be the currency of the people of the lost city of Atlantis.

Whichever legend intrigues you most, the new, delicate CIT sand dollar coins are sure to fascinate and enchant. The silver and gold coins represent sand dollars in a very literal sense. Each version carries a face value of one dollar issued by the Republic of Palau.
The silver coin ships in a treasure chest collector’s box.

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