Thanks to truck drivers, an overwhelming selection of goods awaits us every morning at the grocery store. Their trucks bring in what we consume on a daily basis. CIT dedicates a coin to all truckers of the world – it is the fourth coin of the “The Journey” series, which is inspired by our love of mobility.
Truck – King of the Road
One side is dominated by the front of a truck, around it a fuel gauge, to the right and the left the letter E for empty and F for full; on the license plate KING OF THE ROAD.
The other side features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around it the name of the ruler, the issuing nation and the denomination, below the year 2022. The coins are minted by B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
One side depicts a truck from the front. The blank is minted in the shape of the truck.
The other side features the coat of arms of Palau with the circumscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU 1 $.
Despite, or perhaps precisely because of the hardship of their everyday working lives, truck drivers are a myth that is celebrated by cult films like “Convoy”. Truckers are considered a mixture of cowboys and explorers: always on the road, loyal to each other, critical of any kind of authority, free and open to new experiences. CIT captures this attitude towards life with a coin that will appeal to anyone who knows how your views change once you get on the elevated seat of a truck cab. Thanks to smartminting® and High Relief technology, the side featuring the truck becomes a work of art through a combination of different finishes: while the field is minted in Black Proof, individual details are highlighted by means of glossy Proof and Silk Finish.
The small gold coin “Golden Truck” is particularly impressive. With its 0.5 g of gold, it is a wonderful mascot for all those who provide us with everything we need in our everyday lives.
Here you can find more information about the coins “Truck – King of the Road” and “Golden Truck”.
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If you want to fully understand the three-dimensionality of this coin, you have to watch this film:
Do you remember “Convoy”?
Learn more about life in the cab of a truck: