Palau – World of Wonders – Temple of Heaven – $5 – 2011 – Proof Colored Silver Crown – COA – The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven, is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is sometimes regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism. The temple complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor in the 16th century. This beautiful legal-tender proof silver crown is part of the Wonders of the World series issued by authority of the Government of the Republic of Palau. It was minted from 25 grams of .925 fine silver and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Total mintage worldwide was limited to 2,500 coins.