Gold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter

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 - such as this coin.

The Firefighter design is the second in the Real Heroes coin series by CIT Coin Invest.

The mint says about it:
This is the second release in our “Real Heroes” series that follows the immensely popular “Pilot” coins. This time, we focus on the Firefighter. Nobody will forget the heroism of the Firefighter facing unimaginable circumstances during the 9/11 attacks. Images of courage and bravery seared into our consciousness forever. More recently, we have seen many images of these heroes in action fighting the wildfires of the world.

CIT is proud to honor this “Real Hero” by presenting the most stunning coin ever done of the Firefighter. A tribute to not only those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during 9/11, but to all Firefighters that we count on to keep us safe.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage29
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter - 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 small 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 500 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021.

The effigy and legend are in a small circle in the lower part of the design. The upper part shows two firefighters in heavy protective gear holding a fire hose (which are not black but show the original gold underneath); in the background, the "Twin Towers" of the World Trade Center in New York.

Below, the inscription ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 500 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter - reverse photo

The reverse design is coloured and shows a firefighter facing the viewer; his helmet is marked FIREFIGHTER 343 - the number 343 honouring the 343 firefighters who died on 11 September 2001 ("9/11") following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers. Below that, FDNY, for the New York City Fire Department. The helmet is not black but shows the original gold underneath.

The background has a honeycomb pattern; in one of the hexagons on the left, the REAL HERO logo of the series.

In the rim around left, in tiny letters the motto WE RUSH IN WHEN OTHERS RUSH OUT.

Reverse Inscription WE RUSH IN WHEN OTHERS RUSH OUT
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: black proof, coloured, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
CIT Item ID: 29683

See also

Coins in the Real Heroes series include:
- 1 oz Platinum, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum, Firefighter, 2021
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Firefighter, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Firefighter, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Firefighter, 2021
- 3 oz Silver, Firefighter, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum, Special Forces, 2022
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Special Forces, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Special Forces, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Special Forces, 2022
- 3 oz Silver, Special Forces, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum, Coast Guard, 2023
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Coast Guard, 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Coast Guard, 2023
- 1 kg Silver, Coast Guard, 2023
- 3 oz Silver, Coast Guard, 2023

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Gold Five Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage29
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass155.5000 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-PZGQ-OPQM
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