Obverse. Photo © Power Coin
  • 20 Dollars 2017, Palau, Great Micromosaic Passion, Birth of Venus
  • 20 Dollars 2017, Palau, Great Micromosaic Passion, Birth of Venus
  • 20 Dollars 2017, Palau, Great Micromosaic Passion, Birth of Venus, Edge
  • 20 Dollars 2017, Palau, Great Micromosaic Passion, Birth of Venus, Mosaic tile shaped case
Description

This extraordinary 3 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the innovative “Great Micromosaic Passion” series, dedicated to mosaic art and to Botticelli’s masterpiece – the Birth of Venus. The coin features more than 5.000 minted tiles thanks to the smart minting technology and comes in a mosaic tile shaped case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Palau, shows the motto of the insular state above a traditional outrigger canoe, surrounded by a beautiful decorative mosaic pattern. All around the obverse, the inscriptions: the name of the series above, the abbreviation of the series and the face value below.

GREAT MICROMOSAIC PASSION
REPUBLIC OF PALAU
RAINBOW'S END
20$
GMP

Reverse

Reproduces the beautifully coloured face of Venus from the famous painting by Sandro Botticelli, the Birth of Venus, struck with more than 5.000 tiles in exceptional high relief, to reproduce and empathize the extraordinary beauty of this piece of mosaic art in miniature. On the bottom-right of the reverse, the year of issue written in Roman numbers: “MMXVII” - 2017.

The 'Birth of Venus' is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the shore (which is related to the Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting is in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

MMXVII

Edge

Each coin is individually numbered on the edge.

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 93.3 g
Diameter 65 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment -
Mint
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