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Little Match Girl
Девочка со спичками
Presented by
Power Coin (Italy)
Nominal value
10 dollars
62,2 g
45 mm
Silver 999°
500 pcs
Production quality
Smartminting Technology, Stunning details, Antique Finish
Antonello Galletta
B.H. Mayer (Germany). Project idea and Technology by Power Coin (Italy). Project Managed by CIT (Coin Invest Trust)
Description of obverse and reverse
The reverse of the coin depicts the view of a poor young girl, trying to sell matches in the street. In the flame of the matches she sees her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. When the matches are gone the girl dies and behind her, the death is waiting to take her soul. On the side of the reverse, the inscriptions: “FEAR TALES” – the name of the series and “2020” – the year of issue. 

The obverse of the coin depicts a deep and dark forest, the Coat of Arms of Palau and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country, “10$” – the face value and “SADLY EVER AFTER”.
A brief annotation
The main idea of the series is to transform a happy ending of a story in a sad ending. The Little Match Girl was perfect for the "Fear Tales" series, where death wins in the end and takes a frightened, sad and lonely little girl's soul with it. The symbolism is very strong on this coin, where once with the death of the child, her hopes and dreams go away. A sad message, but a very deep one.
New issue
№ 4(61) 2022
№ 4(61) 2022
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