|Country: Palau||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 93.3 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 20 dollars||Dimensions: 65||Coin Accent: Coloring|
|ID: PW0229||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 499 pcs|
This extraordinary coin starts a new Great Micromosaic Passion series which deserves to be called a real success among the new forms of coin design. Struck in 3 oz of pure silver 999, this coin showcases a reproduction of Venus from the famous painting by Sandro Botticelli combined of more than 5000 tiles minted in smartminting technology. Each coin is individually numbered on the edge and is housed in a nice tile shaped presentation case. The worldwide mintage of the coin is limited to 499 pieces around the world.
The obverse side features the coat of arms of Palau encircled by a beautiful mosaic pattern. The inscriptions denote the name of the series, the face value, the year and the country of issue.
Featured on the reverse side, the beautiful face of Venus is combined of 5000 tiles. The image amazes with a perfectly detailed mosaic and rich colors. The famous painting by Sandro Botticelli created in late 15th century depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth. The image of Venus rising from the sea (or Venus Anadyomene) is one of her iconic representations and dates back to Antiquity, later repeated in the works of Titian, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Alexandre Cabanel and many others.