|Country: Palau||Metal Purity: 999||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2013||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 10 dollars||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Stone insert|
|ID: PW0106||Quality: UNC|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
The Republic of Palau has presented the fifth issue in the successful Mineral Art Series. The eye-catching antique finish coin with a limited mintage amount of 999 pieces worldwide pays tribute to the Basilica of Saint Peter located in Rome, Italy. The special thing about this coin is its amber pane decoration in the form of a window making the coin a real work of art.
The obverse of this Palau coin contains a genuine amber pane and features one of the breathtaking interior views of St Peter’s Basilica. The name of the coin and its issuing country are indicated on the obverse. There is also the traditional composition including a shield with Neptune holding his trident, a mermaid by his side and an open treasure chest.
The amazingly detailed reverse of this Mineral Art coin is an antique finish depiction of the Chair of Saint Peter (Cathedra Petri) designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and located in the apse of St. Peter's Basilica. Decorated with gilded bronze and richly ornamented with bas-reliefs, this majestic sculpture was created to enclose the wooden throne of St. Peter. The whole composition is crowned by the stunning gilt and stucco Gloria. The legends on the reverse include the name of the coin and its issuing year. This unique coin astonishes by its refined look due to the detailed elaboration and the amber insert that make it a precious and prestigious gift to remember.