CIT 2018 Golden Egg Swan 0.5g Fine Gold Proof Coin
Besides being an immensely important form of nourishment for humans and animals, the egg is considered a symbol of fertility, rebirth and resurrection in many cultures. In various mythologies the egg is the origin of divinities or even of the whole universe.
In many cultures, eggs were also popular as burial gifts. Depending on the circumstance, they were meant as a food accompaniment or as a symbol of resurrection. Items of gold, jewellery and coins were also given to the deceased to accompany them on their journey.
- Country: Palau
- Year: 2018
- Face Value: $1
- Metal: Gold
- Fineness (purity): 9999/1000
- Weight: 0.5g
- Diameter: 9.7 x 13.92mm
- Quality: Proof Like
- Mintage Limit: 5,000 each
- curved surface
- Certificate (COA): Yes
- Mint: Coin Invest Trust (Liechtenstein)
The third coin presents itself in a traditional royal blue that beautifully complements the rich golden-yellow swan which seemingly floats on a pond in a royal garden surrounded by ornamental leaves.
The obverse of the egg-shaped coins displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value.
Each is presented in a plush wooden clam shell case and accompanied by a certificate of authenicity. A gold coloured cardboard outer shipper is included.