Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors

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 Mint says about this coin:
The Terracotta Army is regarded as one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century! Discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well, this enormous group of 8,000 sculptures amazed the world. The excavation uncovered soldiers, horses, and carriages. This incredible army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China's First Emperor - Qin Shihuang (259 - 210BC) as an afterlife guard.

The most impressive feature are rows and rows of thousands of individually detailed soldiers. These soldiers were given unique features that are said to represent some of the actual soldiers of the day. Some of the soldiers are burly in size while others are given stern looks to their faces. Still others are given distinctive armour, hairstyles, and decorative clothing which represent different ranks of the soldiers. The soldiers were moulded in parts, fired in a kiln like pottery, and then assembled and painted. The army laid underground for more than 2,000 years until its discovery and is now considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. The find was praised as the Eighth Wonder of the World and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors - 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 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors - reverse photo

The reverse design shows the figures of two Ancient Chinese soldiers from the Terracotta Army.

Around above, the inscription TERRACOTTA WARRIORS.

Reverse Inscription TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
CIT Item ID: 29459

See also

Coins in the Terracotta Warriors series issued in 2021:
- 0.5 g Gold, Terracotta Warriors
- 3 oz Silver (with gold plating), Terracotta Warriors
- 1 oz Silver, Terracotta Warriors
- 50 g Copper, Terracotta Warriors

Advertising
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-YAPK-EMPX
Share or Bookmark this Page
Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Cook Islands, Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors
Copyright: CIT Coin Invest
Source
Coin, Cook Islands, Gold Half Gram 2021 Terracotta Warriors
Copyright: CIT Coin Invest
Source