|Country: Palau||Metal Purity: 999||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2015||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 10 dollars||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Stone insert|
|ID: PW0160||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
The Republic of Palau has presented the seventh issue in the successful Mineral Art Series. The eye-catching antique finish coin with a limited mintage of 999 pieces worldwide is dedicated to one of the most important five palaces in the world (sharing the title with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in the UK, the White House in the US, and the Kremlin in Russia). Forbidden City was the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The special thing about the coin is its amazingly detailed antique finish design adorned with a real amber insert making the coin a real work of art.
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 elaborate reverse of this Mineral Art coin is an antique finish depiction of Beijing Forbidden City, the world's largest palace complex that covers 74 hectares. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the empeor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'.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 - a precious and prestigious gift to remember!