2023 Palau 3 Ounce Ferryman of the Dead Charon Black Proof Silver Coin


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Coming to you from Palau and with fantastic artwork and storytelling on this 3 ounce black proof silver coin, this is the Ferrymen to the Dead, Charon. Charon, who resided in the Greek Underworld, was burdened with the duty of being the ferryman of the dead, crossing the newly departed over the river Acheron. To secure passage, the deceased had to pay Charon’s fee, such as an obolos or Persian denace, which ensured that proper funeral rites had been performed. Those unable to pay would haunt Acheron’s banks for a century as ghosts.

Although commonly linked to the River Styx, Charon’s task primarily pertained to the river Acheron. The association with the Styx, leading to Hades’ realm, was a later addition to the myth, as it was the most famous river of the Greek underworld.


Year: 2023
Quality: Black Proof, Ultra High Relief
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Metal Content: 3 Troy Ounces (93.3 Grams)
Purity: .9999 / 99.99%
Issuer: Palau
Mintage: 666
Diameter: 50 mm
Delivers With: Capsule, Window Box, Certificate of Authenticity