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Palau issues totem pole coin

Palau’s new 2 oz silver $10 is shaped as a traditional totem pole. (Image courtesy and © Numiscollect)

Among the more popular coins attracting attention at Berlin’s World Money Fair earlier this year was a silver $10 shaped as a Pacific Northwest totem pole. The coin has been struck using Smartminting® technology to give a spectacular 3D ultrahigh relief.

The 55 mm high, 62.2 g (2oz) .999 fine silver coin has an antique finish. It depicts four totem animals: Thunderbird, Frog, Owl and Killer Whale. Mintage is 499.

Despite its February launch, the coin is not expected to be available until June.


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