This wonderful 2 Oz Silver coin is part of the well-known “Tiffany Art” series, and it is dedicated to the Cambodian Khmer architecture of Angkor. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has an amazing design, features a wonderful glass insert and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 999 pieces worldwide.
In Khmer architecture the period of Angkor is the period in the history of the Khmer Empire from approximately the later half of the 8th century CE to the first half of the 15th century CE. In any study of Angkorian architecture, the emphasis is necessarily on religious architecture, since all the remaining Angkorian buildings are religious in nature. During the period of Angkor, only temples and other religious buildings were constructed of stone. Non-religious buildings such as dwellings were constructed of perishable materials such as wood, and so have not survived. The religious architecture of Angkor has characteristic structures, elements, and motifs, which are identified in the glossary below. Since a number of different architectural styles succeeded one another during the Angkorean period, not all of these features were equally in evidence throughout the period. Indeed, scholars have referred to the presence or absence of such features as one source of evidence for dating the remains.
The reverse of the coin reproduces the wonderfully detailed interior of the incredible Angkor temple in Cambodia with a beautiful green glass insert. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Tiffany Art” – the name of the series, “Kmer” – the name of the coin and “2019” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin features a second detailed room of the castle with the back view of the glass insert and presents the Coat of Arms of Palau. The obverse also presents the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country and “10 Dollars” – the face value.
|Weight (g)||62.2 (2 oz)|