Palau 2018 5 Dollars Alligator Silver Coin

After the huge succes of the innovative shark bite coin in 2017 the series now continues with the alligator in 2018. A unique coin again in 1oz .999 pure silver. Partly deformed (using smartminting) of the bitemark.

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Paleocene epoch about 66 million years ago.

The name alligator is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for the lizard, which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Later English spellings of the name included allagarta and alagarto.

Key selling points

  • Predator topic
  • Bitemarks & deformation of the coin
  • Ultra high relief
  • Colorful box included
  • Low mintage

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Article IDPW1801
Face Value5 Dollars
Weight1 oz (31.1 g)
Diameter38.61 mm
Mintage999 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©
Few left at NumisCollect

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