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2022 PHOENICIA, 2nd Issue “Lost Civilizations” Series; 2 oz HR Silver Coin; $10 Palau


2nd in the Lost Civilizations Series that began with the incredible BABYLON coin!

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Metal                    Silver

Purity                   0.999

Weight                62,2 g (2 Troy oz)

Diameter             45 mm

Attributes            High Relief, Smartminting, Colorized

Mintage                555

Packaging            Mint capsule, Presentation Box and Numbered CoA

The obverse of this outstanding coin depicts the main street of Tyre, Phoenicia. With its iconic arch which is still standing today. Traders are portrayed buying and selling expensive cloths dyed in classic Tyrian purple.

The reverse side of the coin depicts two Phoenician ships with the Carthage harbor in the background. Also, it has the Coat of Arms of Palau and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU,” “2022” and “10$.”

Phoenicia was a mighty civilization largely centered in current day Lebanon and established in roughly 2,500 BC. Some of the more notable cities were Tyre, Byblos, and Sidon. The Phoenicians were also renowned for their trade and trade routes around the Mediterranean, creating many colonial settlements like Carthage.

During the Phoenician reign, trade routes were further expanded by their skills in maritime shipbuilding and navigation. Their boats wore sails dyed in Tyrian purple (also known as Phoenician purple or imperial purple) and was a very difficult pigment to acquire as it is produced by extracting a mucous secretion from sea snails.

Even today, Tyrian purple is associated with royalty and is one of the rarest dyes to come by.


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