Five Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Five Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinFive Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day

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 the silver $5 (Five Dollars) - like this coin - are not; their weight is more than a half ounce but less than one ounce, and is "metric".

This coin is part of a heart-shaped series issued (almost) annually with a new design every year.

The Mint says about it:
The Valentine coin in the characteristic heart shape is the second of its kind and literally stands out from the crowd with its magnificent crystal rose bouquet. Valentine’s Day is celebrated by lovers worldwide and has its origins in ancient Rome. Saint Valentine used to wed love-struck couples according to Christian tradition which was prohibited in those days. Although he enjoyed widespread popularity, Valentine was executed for this reason on February 14th, 296 A.D.

The coin is made with Swarovski elements.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,017
Obverse
Cook Islands / Five Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Five Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and depicts a red flower at centre, surrounded by floral motifs. The flower is made of embedded crystals.

On three lines above, the inscription reads HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, below which on the right is a small 2017 for the date of issue (mintage is also limited to the same number).

Reverse Inscription HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2017
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, crystal inserts.
CIT Item ID: 27813

See also

Coins in the Silver Hearts collection include:
- $5 Silver, Endless Love, (Northern Mariana Islands) 2005
- $10 Silver, Endless Love, (Liberia) 2006
- $5 Silver, Angel and Devil, (Palau) 2007
- $5 Silver, Everlasting Love, (Cook Islands) 2008
- $5 Silver, Missing You, (Palau) 2009
- 1/2 oz Silver ($2), My Heart Flies for You, (Palau) 2012
- 1000 Francs CFA, Heart of Love, (Cameroon) 2013
- $5 Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, (Cook Islands) 2014
- $5 Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, (Cook Islands) 2017
- $5 Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, (Cook Islands) 2019
- $5 Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, (Cook Islands) 2021
- $5 Silver, Brilliant Love, (Cook Islands) 2022

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Five Dollars Silver 2017 Happy Valentine's Day: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars, Silver
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,017
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeart
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass20.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-YPZK-ENQG
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