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Popular skull coins struck for Palau

In 2016, Coin Invest Trust produced two 3-D, high relief, skull-shaped coins for Palau, one in gold and one in silver. These proved an instant sellout. Late in 2017, they released three more.

Palau’s three new 2017 skull coins. (Images courtesy Coin Invest Trust)

First up is “Big Skull”: a 80×52 mm, 500 g .999 fine silver $25. This is accompanied by a couple of “Pirate Skulls”: a 38×29 mm, one ounce .999 fine silver $5 and a 13.92 mm, 0.5 g .9999 fine gold $1. Mintages are 555, 1,750 and 15,000, respectively.

Once again, the coins are struck for Palau using CIT’s Smartminting© high relief technology. Both silver products have an antique finish.

Another sellout is likely.


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