Copper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Copper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinCopper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs

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 standard bullion sizes, but there are also non-standard formats such as the massive fifty grams of copper size used by some mints.

The Mint says about this coin:
Ancient but still super trendy! How else can you explain the continued fascination of Egyptian history? Millions of tourists every year still flock to catch a glimpse of the Great Pyramids of Giza and discover the rich cultural heritage.

CIT is proud to release a collection of coins that capture all of the grandeur and splendour of the Pharaohs and the architectural wonders that were built to honour them. Each of these smartminted ultra-high relief coins shows three different Pharaohs on the reverse and an incredible birds-eye view of the Giza Necropolis on the obverse. The three Pharaohs featured are Akhenaten, Thutmosis III, and Sobekneferu, the first female Pharaoh. They are seen standing next to each other in incredible relief. Behind them are hieroglyphics from the ancient artefact “The Stele of Revealing” which resides in the Boulak Museum in Cairo.

The obverse of this coin is really amazing and shows the great Pyramids of Giza in stunning relief and detail. You can literally count the different layers of brick on each Pyramid! Look closely and you can also see the Sphinx rising off the surface. There are also plenty of other structural details to feast your eyes upon.

The Pharaohs and the culture that surrounded them has stood the test of time for thousands of years and will continue to fascinate and amaze for generations to come.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Copper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2022.

The Queen's effigy and the inscriptions are on a small domed circle below right. The rest of the surface of the obverse is a detailed representation of the Giza Necropolis, in ultra high relief.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2022
Reverse
Cook Islands / Copper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts three Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Akhenaten, Thutmosis III, and Sobekneferu, the first female Pharaoh.

Behind them are hieroglyphics from the ancient artefact “The Stele of Revealing” which resides in the Boulak Museum in Cairo. On three lines overlaid on that, the inscription LEGACY OF THE PHARAOHS.

Reverse Inscription LEGACY OF THE PHARAOHS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 29778

See also

Coins in the Legacy of the Pharaohs series include:
- 1 oz Platinum Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 1 oz Gold Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 3 oz Silver Ultra High Relief (with gilded version), Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 1 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 50 g Copper Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022

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Copper Fifty Grams 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeCopper Fifty Grams
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass50.000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QLRZ-OVRB
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