Silver Fortune – Four-Leaf Clover
Palau. 5 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. Antique finish. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 2,500 pcs. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
Four-Leaf Clover Description
The obverse shows the coat of arms of Palau with the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU – 5 $ – 2018. The reverse features a four-leaf clover in ornamental design.
How better to wish a beloved person good luck than with a four-leaf clover? For all those, who would rather revert to giving everlasting silver, CIT initiated the “Ounce of Luck” series in 2011. While all previous issues featured a real, small four-leaf clover, in the year 2018 the coin itself has been transformed into a cloverleaf thanks to the latest smartminting technology, a cloverleaf whose design was only possible with the most complex minting technology.
Under maximum minting pressure a blank, produced specifically for this issue, is turned into a little artwork that combines two difficult-to-unite components: the incredibly high-relief, only made possible by smartminting technology, and the most delicate features of a lavish ornamental surface, which curves like a real cloverleaf. Only by holding this cloverleaf in your own hands can you fully appreciate the finesse of the artful minting technique applied here.
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CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over
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In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we have a lively, interesting, and provocative conversation with Chang Bullock and Orlando Lorenzana of CIT, where we talk about how ultra-modern coins (or postmodern coins, as we call them) have taken over the contemporary coin market and how CIT’s innovations in color and coin minting technology are changing the game for private and sovereign mints.
You cannot walk away from this podcast without learning something about the way minting has changed–and has always been changing throughout the course of monetary history–and we hope it will give you a clearer picture of where we are heading.