2015 1 oz Gold Valcambi Armillary Sphere Coins - Silver.com™
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2015 1 oz Gold Valcambi Armillary Sphere Coins

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Sell to Us Price: $1,791.60

Call us at 1-866-898-4805 or email us at buybacks@silver.com to sell your items. Note that the price listed is not a confirmed bid and buybacks are subject to $1,000 minimums as well as possible maximums depending on inventory positions, and require verbal confirmation via phone.

Please note that this can be broken into separate circles, but it will be challenging to turn this product into a sphere once it is broken apart. Be aware that you can try to turn this into a sphere at your own risk.

Valcambi Suisse refinery is known around the world for its innovative CombiBar technology that allows precious metal bars to be purchased in larger weights, with break lines that allow for easy division. This same technology has been brought to bear to create one of the most unique coins available on the market today. The all-new 1 oz Valcambi Gold Armillary Sphere is now available on Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Consists of a total weight of one ounce of .9999 fine gold.
  • Issued a total face value of $100 (CID) on behalf of the Cook Islands.
  • Adjusts into the ancient armillary sphere shape.
  • Divisible into four individual coins, each weighing ¼ oz.
  • Coins ship in individual plastic cases.


The concept of the armillary sphere dates back to antiquity. The Greek astronomer Hipparchus credited his predecessor, Eratosthenes with inventing the sphere. An armillary sphere is viewed as a model of the celestial globe, with its various rings and hoops representing the equator and other important meridian lines on the planet.

This remarkable coin is considered legal tender in the Cook Islands. As a solid coin, this piece has a face value of $100. However, in addition to being adjustable to form an armillary sphere, the four individual rings of the coin can be broken off from the main piece to create individual precious metal products worth $25 each.

On the reverse side of each coin is the lone engraving of Valcambi, featured in cursive text. CombiBar technology from the refinery allows the coin to rotate as an armillary sphere or be broken out into four individual coins without the loss of gold content or purity.

The obverse side features individual markings on each of the four rings. Around each of the rings you’ll find the engravings of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief, “Cook Islands,” the year of minting, “Elizabeth II,” and the weight, purity, metal content, and face value of the coin.

Valcambi Suisse was founded in Balerna, Switzerland in 1961 as Valori & Cambi. Originally a private venture, today the refinery is owned by European Gold Refineries, and is considered one of the leading gold bullion brands in the world.

If you have questions about this one-of-a-kind product, don’t hesitate to contact Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Divisible Gold Bars.

Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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Brand: Valcambi

Mint: Valcambi

Weight: 1 oz with each ring being 1/4 oz

Purity: .9999 fine gold

Design: 4-ringed coin that can be separated into individual, smaller “coin” sections

Lowest Price: $2091.59

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