2014 Palau HIGH RELIEF Gilt 1 Oz. Silver Lunar Year Of The Horse $5 PCGS PR69 DCAM FS Proof 69 Deep Cameo First Strike ***HORSE LABEL***

2014 Palau HIGH RELIEF Gilt 1 oz. Silver Lunar Year of the Horse $5 PCGS PR69 DCAM FS Proof 69 Deep Cameo First Strike ***HORSE LABEL***


Two technologies of making coins beautiful have come together on this issue from Palau, a small island country in the Pacific Ocean north of Australia and East of The Philippines.

First, the coin is struck in high relief, allowing for more detail in its design. This process is more expensive than lower relief strikes because the dies wear out faster, requiring much more force in each strike. The coins are also struck more than once to bring out the full detail in the design.

This coin is also selectively gold plated, which is actually a pretty complicated process. The gold color of the border around the horse accentuates the horse design and separates the horse nicely as the chief focal point in the design.

Technical specifications
Denomination5 Palau Dollars
Legal Tender ofPalau
FinishSelectively Gilt Proof
Fineness.999 fine silver
Diameter35 mm
Edge treatmentMilled
Obverse designHorse running in a field with a gilt border, the Chinese character for 'Horse', 'Year of the Horse' inscription, and the date.
Reverse designSeal of the Government of Palau