|Country: Palau||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2019||Weight: 93.3 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 20 dollars||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish|
|ID: PW0265||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 666 pcs|
Being a legal tender of the Republic of Palau, this 3 oz silver coin represents the impersonation of the legend about Pandora’s Box. The worldwide mintage of the coin is symbolic 666 pieces. The coin is provided in an elegant wooden box and includes a certificate.
This coin features:
- Original idea with stunning realization!
- 3 oz of pure silver 999;
- Awesome details in epic high relief;
- The effect of depth, tinted with additional color;
- Elegant presentation case;
- Symbolic mintage of 666 pieces around the world!
About the design:
This coin, produced from 3 oz of silver 999, portrays all the curses that escaped from the box of Pandora. The design of the reverse creates an impression that you look at the box, or rather at the jar, from Pandora’s perspective. A symbolic depiction of the curses reveals from within a relief vortex: a skull, a mask, a demon, a snake and some others. The total image creates amazing effect, thanks to extremely high relief, tinted with some additional dark shades. As for the obverse, it continues the theme of the vortex, and even the snake’s tail can be seen here.
The story of the cursed box starts from the ancient Greek myth about Pandora. When Prometheus brought fire to people, Zeus decided to punish humankind in revenge. Upon his order, Hephaestus created a beautiful woman and other gods gave her their gifts. Pandora then married Epimetheus, the younger brother of Prometheus. She learns about a mysterious gift from Zeus that is kept in Prometheus’ house and is forbidden to open. Pandora finds it and, unable to restrain her curiosity, opens the lid letting out all the curses and diseases that fall upon humankind. When she closes the lid, understanding her mistake, only Hope remains within the box.