Palau 2015 5$ Mountains & Flora Gasherbrum II 20g Proof Silver Coin

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Mintage Limit ONLY - 2500
  • Each coin in struck from 25 g. of pure silver
  • Coin with Colour Printed
  • Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
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  • Mintage Limit ONLY - 2500
  • Each coin in struck from 25 g. of pure silver
  • Coin with Colour Printed
  • Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity

Gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya on the border of the Chinese-administered Shaksgam Valley and the Gilgit-Baltistan territory of Pakistan. The massif contains three of the world's 8,000 metre peaks (if one includes Broad Peak). Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall", presumably a reference to the highly visible face of Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from "rgasha" (beautiful) + "brum" (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means "beautiful mountain".

In 1856, Thomas George Montgomerie, a British Royal Engineers lieutenant and a member of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, sighted a group of high peaks in the Karakoram from more than 200 km away. He named five of these peaks K1, K2, K3, K4 and K5 where the K denotes Karakoram. Today, K1 is known as Masherbrum, K3 as Broad Peak, K4 as Gasherbrum II and K5 as Gasherbrum I. Only K2, the second highest mountain in the world, has kept Montgomerie's name.

Product Details

Data sheet

Year:
2015
Face Value:
5 Dollars
Metal:
Silver
Fineness:
925/1000
Weight
20g
Size (mm):
38.61
Mintage:
2500
Quality:
Proof
Certificate COA:
Yes
Presentation Case:
No
Country:
Palau
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