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Summer of Love on Palau’s coins

Reverses of Palau’s silver $5 and gold $1 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Summer of Love. (Images courtesy CIT)

November saw Liechtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust bring fond memories to those of us who experienced that 1967 “Summer of Love” in our teens and twenties.

While the occasion may have been centered on San Francisco and being “Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair,” the countercultural phenomenon spread throughout North America and across the seas.

To mark the 50th anniversary, albeit a little belatedly, two proof coins have been produced for Palau: a 38.61 mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver $5 and a 13.92 mm, 0.5 g .9999 fine gold $1. Mintages are 1,968 and 15,000, respectively.

Both reverses show the international peace sign heavily decorated with flowers and that all-important word: Love.

The flowers and symbols on the silver $5 are colored in a scheme reminiscent of tie-dye. On the smaller gold, they are plain but struck up using Big Gold Minting®.

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