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Sand Dollar $1 99.99% gold coin.
Whichever legend intrigues you most, the new, delicate sand dollar coins are sure to fascinate and enchant. The silver and gold coins represent sand dollars in a very literal sense. The coins feature a realistic reverse design and shape.
Mintage: 2,017 pieces worldwide. Coin in capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||Gold 99.99%|
|Weight :||1 g|
|Size :||13.92 mm|
|Quality :||Brilliant uncirculated (BU)|
|Mintage :||2,017 pcs. worldwide|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
The term sand dollar (or sea cookie or snapper biscuit in New Zealand, or pansy shell in South Africa) refers to species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. Some species within the order, not quite as flat, are known as sea biscuits. Related animals include other sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and starfish.
Sand dollars are popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world. The sun-bleached skeletons of these sea urchins resemble old Spanish and American dollar coins, which lead early settlers to refer to them as sand dollars. In Spanish speaking countries they are often known as «galleta de mar» – sea biscuit or sea cookie.
In Christian symbolism, the unique patterns on a sand dollar represent the birth, crucifixion and resurrecition of Jesus Christ. According to the legend of the sand dollar, the central star represents the star of Bethlehem, the five petals surrounding the star show an easter lily, while the five holes indicate the wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. The backside of a sand dollar shows a Christmas flower outline. Last but not least, each sand dollar carries five doves inside it. When broken apart the doves emerge to spread peace and joy.
Some believe sand dollars to be mythical coins lost by mermaids and washed ashore. Still others consider them to be the currency of the people of the lost city of Atlantis.
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