Created by the Intaglio Mint, the PanPac Octagonal Silver Round is a beautiful new specimen that pays homage to a $50 (USD) gold coin issued by the United States Mint in 1915 to honor the Panama-Pacific International Expo hosted in San Francisco, California. A previous round with this design focus was already issued, but the new Octagonal Silver Round delivers a distinctive shape with the design. Now, 2 oz PanPac Octagonal Silver Rounds are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Round arrives inside of a protective plastic flip or mint tubes of 10!
- Distinctive silver round with octagonal shape!
- Commemorates the 1915 $50 US Gold Coin from the Pan-Pac Expo!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse offers a depiction of the Roman goddess Minerva.
- Reverse includes an owl perched on a Ponderosa pine.
What is now San Francisco’s iconic Marina District hosted a major international exposition over 100 years ago. The 636-acre site was largely untouched in 1914 as the city of San Francisco constructed a fairgrounds on the northern shore of the bay between Presidio and Fort Mason to host the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
The purpose of the exposition was two-fold. As the name suggests, this world fair was held in large part to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, a seminal achievement for mankind in the early 20th century as it linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Caribbean Sea and a new inland water pass across Panama at the narrowest point in Central America. San Francisco was chosen as the host city, in part, to showcase how well it had recovered from the devastating 1906 earthquake that leveled most of the city.
On the obverse side of the 2 oz PanPac Octagonal Silver Round, you will find a left-profile bust of the Roman goddess Minerva. The goddess of wisdom and skill, Minerva wears a warrior’s helmet on her head and holds a shield for defense. Inscriptions include “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” and “Two Troy Ounces.” If you look at her shield, the Roman numerals “MCMXV” are inscribed as the 1915 date mark.
The reverse face of 2 oz PanPac Octagonal Silver Rounds includes the depiction of a large owl sitting on the branch of a Ponderosa pine. The owl is sacred to Minerva as the creature is viewed as a symbol of wisdom. Inscriptions on this face include “Panama-Pacific Exposition,” “San Francisco,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
These 2 oz PanPac Octagonal Silver Rounds have eight sharp, distinctive edges to give these rounds a one-of-a-kind look. Individual rounds arrive inside of protective plastic flips, while multiples of up to 10 arrive in mint tubes.
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