2023 1/2 Gram Proof Gold Cook Islands Half Dome Coins - Silver.com™
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2023 1/2 Gram Proof Gold Cook Islands Half Dome Coins

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California’s Yosemite Valley is one of the world’s most famous locales, home to a plethora of iconic waterfalls, cliffs, and the extraordinary Half Dome mountain. A distinctive peak that rises almost three thousand meters to its summit, the mountain was known in local Native American dialects as Tis-a-ack or “cleft rock” before it became a destination for mountaineers and explorers. When George Anderson first climbed the summit in 1875, he drilled into the sheer granite face to allow subsequent climbers to reach the peak consistently. The mighty mountain is celebrated by 2023 1/2 Gram Gold Proof Cook Islands Half Dome Coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Comes in an original mint capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2023!
  • Low mintage of just 5,000 coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Gram of .9999 fine gold
  • Legal tender of the Cook Islands with a face value of $5 (NZD)
  • Obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II
  • Reverse side features a stylized rendition of the Half Dome

The 2023 Gold Proof Cook Islands Half Dome Coin shows the mountain in stylized artwork set against a proof-quality mirrored background. It ships in an original-mint capsule with a photo-realistic image of the mountain on the packaging, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The mountaineer George Anderson had made numerous attempts at reaching the Half Dome’s peak before he finally succeeded in 1875. Drilling holes and sinking eye bolts into the sheer granite face that defeated so many prior adventurers, he would subsequently string rope through them to help later climbers, including Sarah Louise Dutcher who became the first woman to climb the peak in 1876. Today, there are are several established routes up the mountain and it draws thousands of hikers every year.

The obverse side of the coin features the late Queen Elizabeth II in an effigy that confirms it as legal tender of the Cook Islands. This is surrounded at the rim by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” “Cook Islands” and “2023.”

A stylized image of Half Dome dominates the coin’s reverse side, evoking the steep granite face that repelled so many explorers over the years. This is accompanied by the inscription “HALF DOME,” a pickaxe, and the inscription “2.893 m” to denote the height of Half Dome’s peak.

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Additional information

Weight 0.01600 oz

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Year:  2023

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .9999

Diameter:  11 mm

Condition:  Proof

Face Value:  $5

Issuing Country:  Cook Islands

Edge Design:  Reeded

Mintage:  5,000

Packaging Type:  Plastic Capsule

Weight:  .0160 Troy Ounce

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