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Mountains & Flora - Mount Cook $5 Silver Coin - Palau 2016

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Mountains & Flora - Mount Cook and partially coloured Ranunculus lyallii. Modern commemorative silver proof coin.

"Mountains & Flora" series from Palau, new year 2016 issue, silver coins quality proof and Certificate of Authenticity.

Reverse shows Mount Cook and Ranunculus lyallii in colour, obverse Palau Coat of Arms $5.

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Country :Palau
Year :2016
Face Value :5 Dollars
Metal :.925 Silver
Weight :20 g
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof
Mintage :2,500 pcs. worldwide
Series :Mountains & Flora
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Wooden Box :No
Original ETUI box/case :No

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Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Its height since 2014 is listed as 3,724m (12,218 ft), having earlier been measured at 3,754m . It lies in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers. Aoraki/Mount Cook consists of three summits lying slightly south and east of the main divide, the Low Peak, Middle Peak and High Peak, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the west.

The mountain is in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, in the Canterbury region. The park was established in 1953 and along with Westland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park forms one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park contains more than 140 peaks standing over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) and 72 named glaciers, which cover 40 percent of its 700 square kilometres (170,000 acres).

Ranunculus lyallii (Mountain buttercup, Mount Cook buttercup, or, although not a lily, Mount Cook lily), is a species of Ranunculus (buttercup), endemic to New Zealand, where it occurs in the South Island and on Stewart Island at altitudes of 700–1,500 m.

The flower (termed Mount Cook lily in this usage) was the logo of Mount Cook Airline until replaced by Air New Zealand's koru symbol. Other companies connected with the airline used the same logo until the Mount Cook Group was disbanded in 1989.

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Mountains & Flora - Mount Cook $5 Silver Coin - Palau 2016

Mountains & Flora - Mount Cook $5 Silver Coin - Palau 2016

Mountains & Flora - Mount Cook and partially coloured Ranunculus lyallii. Modern commemorative silver proof coin.

"Mountains & Flora" series from Palau, new year 2016 issue, silver coins quality proof and Certificate of Authenticity.

Reverse shows Mount Cook and Ranunculus lyallii in colour, obverse Palau Coat of Arms $5.

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