20.00g (0.80oz). The world famous Trevi-Fountain in baroque style was built in Italys capital city during an almost twenty year construction period. 20 m wide and 26 m high, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome. The aqueduct has been in continuous use since classical antiquity and up until the year 2007 it supplied the Trevi-Fountain with water. In 1732 Nicola Salvi, who was an unknown architect of that time, started with the construction work. Salvi was selected as the winner of an architecture competition by Pope Clement XII. However, the architect died before his masterpiece was completed. One reason was that Nicola Salvi worked extremely accurately and had the detailed sculptures redone again and again until he was totally satisfied. Anyone who visits Rome today is already attracted from afar to the fountain, due to its rushing sound. The magnificent sculptures portray the sea god Neptune who is flanked by proud horses and mythical creatures. With this, Nicola represented the forces of nature which threaten works of mankind. The fountain is framed by a triumphal arch which is structured into the Palazzo Contis facade. Legend says that those who throw a coin into the fountain will visit Rome a second time. If two coins are thrown into the fountain one will fall in love with a Roman and those who even throw a third coin in will even marry this acquaintance. Thus, hundreds of thousands of Euro accumulate annually, which are fished out of the fountain daily and donated to charity. Partly embellished with color. Low mintage – limited to only 2,500 pieces. Comes with capsule and the certificate of authenticity (was released without box). We strive for excellent service. Though we normally reply to inquiries as soon as possible, please note that our office is limited on weekends and holidays. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Palau 2012 $5 World of Wonders VI Trevi Fountain Rome 20g Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “jvpic” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Palau 2009 Antique 7 Wonders of the World Statue of Zeus 25g Silver Proof Coin. 25.00g (0.80oz). The oldest list of the Wonders of the World originated approx. 450 BC by Herodotus. The current commonly used list was compiled by a Greek poet named Antipater from Sidon. The Greek referred to the Wonders of the World as; The seven places to be seen on the inhabited earth. As 7 had a special symbolic meaning in the European Ancient World exactly 7 Wonders of the World were specified. The number 7 was believed to be complete and sacred. Antipaters list includes the following Wonders of the World: Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Today only the Great Pyramid of Giza is preserved. The other six constructions were either destroyed by earthquakes, fires or vandalism. Unfortunately only a few illustrations exist. Today one does not even know exactly where these Wonders of the World were situated or what they exactly looked like. In this coin set the Wonders of the Ancient World are uniquely shown. Original Antique 7 Wonders release! Partly embellished with color. Low mintage – limited to only 2,500 pieces. Comes with capsule and the certificate of authenticity (was released without box). We strive for excellent service. Though we normally reply to inquiries as soon as possible, please note that our office is limited on weekends and holidays. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Palau 2009 Antique 7 Wonders of the World Statue of Zeus 25g Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “jvpic” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
MINTAGE ONLY 1000 pcs! FROG – THELODERMA CORTICALE. SILVER 925 COIN FROM “WORLD OF FROGS” SERIES. The series “World of Frogs” is dedicated to the rarest species of frogs in nature. The first coin is dedicated to “Mossy Frog” or “Theloderma Corticale”. On the reverse of the coin is represented the Theloderma Corticale with the colors green and brown typical of the frog, by an enamelling technique that replicate the real colors. In the background is represented on its natural habitat with leaves highlighted by a bright green. To the left of the picture we find the name of the series “World of Frogs” and below the year of issue. The obverse of the coin, in the central part, represents the symbol of the Republic of Palau, as the inscription “Republic of Palau” and the nominal value. The coin comes with an elegant case inclused in a box decorated with the press of Theloderma Corticale. 2 DOLLARS SILVER 925 COIN – WORLD OF FROGS – THELODERMA CORTICALE – PALAU 2011. 15.57 (1/2 oz). THELODERMA CORTICALE The Mossy Frog or Tonkin Bug-eyed Frog (Theloderma corticale), is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is found in Northern Vietnam and possibly China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, and rocky areas. It is a semi-aquatic, semi-arboreal species that is threatened by habitat loss. The common name of the mossy frog arises from the fact that its skin is a mottled green and brown that resembles moss growing on rock, and forms an effective form of camouflage. They have large sticky pads on their toes and a soft underbelly. As with most Tree Frogs, the females will grow larger than the males and can reach sizes of 7-8cm (3 inches). This species will curl into a ball when frightened, and play dead. Mossy frog camouflaged against a mossy background in the New England Aquarium. The mossy frog is insectivorous and eats crickets, locusts, cockroaches, waxworms, moths and flies. Coins for investors and collectors. The item “PALAU 2$ 2011 MOSSY FROG World Of Frogs Silver Coin” is in sale since Saturday, May 26, 2012. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “www_pariscoins_com” and is located in Kosice. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Year: 2011
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated