Lunar-themed silver coins are an increasingly popular option among numismatists right now. While Perth Mint leads the way, there are plentiful options available from other mints as the trend in representing the characters of the Chinese Lunar Calendar spreads. The 2017 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Rooster Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a special pink Mother of Pearl box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to 888 coins only!
- Sixth release in the Mother of Pearl Lunar Series!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $25 (NZD) by the Cook Islands.
- Obverse feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Mother of Pearl Lunar Rooster image.
The Cook Islands is a self-governing country in the South Pacific Ocean that exists in a state of free association with the nation of New Zealand. In total, there are 15 islands with a total land area of just 92.7 square miles that make up the Cook Islands proper, but an Exclusive Economic Zone for the islands stretches over more than 690,000 square miles of ocean waters.
These 2017 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Rooster Coins are part of the Mother of Pearl Lunar Series launched in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon coin. Since that date, the New Zealand Mint has produced a Mother of Pearl Lunar coin in silver with beautiful colorizations on the reverse for each year, leading up to this sixth release for the Year of the Rooster coin.
On the reverse of the Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Rooster Coin you’ll find the New Zealand Mint’s distinctive Year of the Rooster design. It features the image of a rooster standing on one foot, with its full plumage visible in a stunning display. Engravings include the face value of the coin and the words “Year of the Rooster.”
The obverse of the 2017 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Rooster Coin includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This depiction was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and serves as the fourth-generation of the Queen used on British and commonwealth coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the throne.
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