2023 2 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Half Dome Coins - Silver.com™
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2023 2 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Half Dome Coins

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One of the most famous wilderness locales in the world is California’s Yosemite Valley, where explorers can find a vast range of cliffs and waterfalls and the storied Half Dome mountain. Rising almost three thousand meters to its peak, the mountain was known to nearby Native American cultures as Tis-sa-ack or “Cleft Rock,” vividly describing the unique profile that made it a draw for mountaineers. This awe-inspiring spectacle is celebrated by 2023 2 oz Silver Proof Cook Islands Half Dome Coin, on offer for online sale from Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Comes in its original mint capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2023!
  • Low mintage of just 1,500 coins!
  • Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
  • Legal tender of the Cook Islands with a face value of $10 (NZD).
  • Obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse side features a full-color portrait of Half Dome.

The 2023 Silver Proof Cook Islands Half Dome Coin shows the mountain in full-color detail against a proof-quality mirrored background, made possible by SmartMinting technology. It ships in an original-mint capsule along with a Certificate of Authenticity.

It took multiple attempts by the 19th-century mountaineer George Anderson before he finally reached the summit in 1875, innovating on the fly an early form of the modern climbing method of setting pitons. He strung ropes through the eye bolts he left behind him to assist climbers to follow, one of whom was Sarah Louise Dutcher, the first woman to reach the summit in 1876. This set the stage for multiple established routes to the peak in the modern day, attracting thousands of hikers annually.

The obverse side of the coin features the late Queen Elizabeth II in a well-known effigy that confirms it as legal tender of the Cook Islands. She is surrounded at the rim by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “10 Dollars,” “Cook Islands” and “2023.”

A full-color image of Half Dome dominates the coin’s reverse side, clearly showing its steep granite face. It’s accompanied by the inscription “HALF DOME,” a pickaxe, and the inscription “2.893 m” to denote the height of the peak.

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Additional information

Weight 2.00000 oz

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Year:  2023

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .999

Diameter:  38.61 mm

Condition:  Proof

Face Value:  $10

Issuing Country:  Cook Islands

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Presentation Packaging

Weight:  2 Troy Ounces

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