2020 Solomon Islands Forbidden City – Palace of Heavenly Purity 28 g Silver Colorized Antiqued $5 Coin GEM BU


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Why purchase this 2020 Forbidden City: Palace of Heavenly Purity 28 g Silver Colorized Antiqued coin?

This gorgeously shaped coin issued by the Solomon Islands is a tribute to the Palace of Heavenly Purity, located within the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. 2020 marks the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City’s construction.

  • The 2020 Palace of Heavenly Purity coin is struck from 28 grams of .999 fine silver.
  • The reverse is colorized with bold shades of red, blue and gold.
  • The obverse features a hand applied antiqued finish.
  • Mintage is limited to just 1,500 pieces.

Beautifully Detailed Design

Obverse: The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley is centered on the obverse, surrounded by a rectangular, oriental style frame. A scroll pattern adapted from the decorations within the Palace encompass the irregular field area beyond the frame. Inscriptions include “SOLOMON ISLANDS,” “ELIZABETH II,” “5 DOLLARS,” “2020” and “AG 999 28 g.” Mr. Rank-Broadley, an acclaimed British sculptor, crafted the Queen’s portrait in 1998.

Reverse: The reverse design is a miniature, dramatically colorized replica of the banner above the entrance to the Palace of Heavenly Purity. The inscription translates as “Palace of Heavenly Purity.”

Sensational Brilliant Uncirculated Coin in Original Mint Packaging

This 2020 Solomon Islands Forbidden City: Palace of Heavenly Purity 28 g Silver Colorized Antiqued $5 Coin is considered to be in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition, featuring a superb strike, expertly finished surfaces and spectacular eye appeal. The special shaped coin is housed in a tri-fold story card, which includes historical information about the Palace, stunning full color photographs and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Make this uniquely shaped, low mintage 2020 28 g Antiqued Silver Colorized coin honoring the Forbidden City’s Palace of Heavenly Purity the next addition to your collection!

Additional information





Metal Type


Obverse Design

Queen Elizabeth II Effigy

Obverse Designer

Ian Rank-Broadley



Strike Type

Mint state

Metal Content

.900226 oz





Country of Manufacture

Solomon Islands