The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment? A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby. But the strictly … [Read More...]
The uneven round obverse features the coat of arms of Palau. Above is the name of the issuing country, while below in cursive is the word Sand Dollar and 1$ • 2019.
The concave reverse resembles the skeleton of a sand dollar.
The first Sand Dollar was issued by CIT Coin Invest AG in 2017. The coin from Palau got its name from one of nature’s marvels. In reality, it is the skeleton of a sea urchin. However, as soon as the sun has caused it to fade to a white-silver color, beach visitors may well confuse it with an old Spanish or American silver dollar.
The first coin issued by CIT Coin Invest AG in 2019 — Sand Dollar II — is a technological advancement of the first Sand Dollar. The resemblance of the coin, which bears the face value of one dollar, and a real sand dollar, is astonishing. The delicate design of the obverse, the uneven rim that becomes thinner towards the edge, the five oval cut-outs, none of this would be possible without the most advanced
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