When the cat is away; the Mice will play

Palau 2020 10 Dollars When the cat is away the Mice will Play Silver Coin

The ‘When the cat is away, the mice will play’ coin is the first issue in the ‘Fables & Proverbs’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings provers to life for the first time in history. The coin has an antique finish and is partly made in color, struck on a 2 oz pure silver 45mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this first edition now to not miss this series.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the mice that can see through the window that the cat has left. They are happily dancing on the bottle of wine, and celebrate their freedom with wine and cheese. The reverse side also depicts the inscriptions: “WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY” (the name of the coin) and “2020” (the year of issue).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of the Republic of Palau with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” (the issuing country) and “10$” (the face value).

Background information

‘When the cat’s away, the mice will play’ is a well-known worldwide proverb and dates to around 1600. Without supervision, people will do as they please, especially in disregarding or breaking the rules. As soon as the parents leave, the children will invite all their friends over, and when the boss is gone, everyone will stop working. A proverb is a short saying that gives advice or expresses truth. Proverbs aren’t usually literal sayings, but they are being used as figurative language to make a statement about life.

Key selling points

  • Minted with Smartminting technology
  • Unique topic
  • Cartoon style
  • Very limited mintage just 333 pcs

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Article IDPW2006
Face Value10 Dollars
Weight2 oz (62.2 g)
Diameter45 mm
QualityAntique Finish
Mintage333 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Coloured
Few left at NumisCollect

All coins in the Fables & Proverbs series

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