Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Cook Islands (issued 2022 - )
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)

The Cook Islands, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar circulates in parallel with the local Cook Islands Dollar; at the same time, the government also authorises many legal tender coins in the Cook Islands Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in sizes based on the troy ounce, including the very large five ounces of gold format. They are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the monarch, legend, date of issue

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
From2022
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
MaterialGold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass155.5000 g