Gold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake

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. Many of them are in standard sizes, including the half gram (0.5 g) of gold mini-coin format - such as this coin.

The coin is part of the Special Shapes Gold mini-coin collection by CIT, and has the shape of a snowflake. The date of issue is not displayed on it.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake - 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 / Gold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake - reverse photo

The surface of the coin represents a snowflake.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: silk-finish proof, smartminting (special shape).
Item ID: 28963

See also

Mini coins in the Special Shapes Gold series by CIT include:
- 0.5 g Golden Dummy, Cook Islands (2019)
- 0.5 g Snowflake, Cook Islands (2019)

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Gold Half Gram (2019) Golden Snowflake: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.920 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WXWK-OXGL
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