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Solid gold coin 99.99%, 0.5 g & c.a. 13.92 mm.
Beautiful Palau gold coin. Image La Catrina Skull, and the reverse shows Palau Coat of Arms.
Mintage: 15,000 pieces worldwide. Coin in capsule, with Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Year :||No date|
|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||Gold 99.99%|
|Weight :||0.5 g|
|Size :||13.92 mm|
|Quality :||Silk finish|
|Mintage :||15,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original name, Día de Muertos. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christianity triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.
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