2024 Solomon Islands 5 Ounce Marco Polo Mother of Pearl Gold Proof Coin


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The Mother of Pearl series continues in 2024 with Solomon Islands as the issuing country and now dedicated to the 24 year journey of the Venetian merchant Marco Polo. This incredible numismatic centerpiece contains five ounces of 24K gold struck in a proof quality finish.  The true ingenuity however, lies in the Mother of Pearl inlay. It comes from the Pinctada Maxima, the largest natural growth pearl oyster. It takes up to 12 weeks to select the most beautiful shells for the series, after which they are sized and then crafted into their designs using ultrasonic waves.

When admiring the Marco Polo portrait, you’re looking at a design that took up to five weeks to accomplish. Then comes the coloring – which required another five weeks in a special solution to achieve just the right shades.


Latest issue in the popular Mother of Pearl Series
5 ounces of pure gold in proof quality finish
Genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay
Ultra exclusive mintage of just 25 sets worldwide


Series: Mother of Pearl
Year: 2024
Quality: Proof
Denomination: 100 Dollars
Metal Content: 5 Troy Ounces (155.5 Grams)
Purity: .999 / 99.9%
Issuer: Solomon Islands
Mintage: 25
Diameter: 65 mm
Delivers With: Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity