Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

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.

This coin marks the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden's album Piece of Mind.

The mint says about it:
Following the band’s chart-topping album "Number of The Beast", the pressure was on for Iron Maiden. However, their next release "Piece of Mind" in 1983 proved their ambition was unparalleled. Their 4th album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number three in the UK album charts and going platinum in the UK and North America. As a tribute to the 40th anniversary of "Piece of Mind", Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot, is featured on three exceptional issues. On a 2-ounce silver, a half-gram gold and a 5-gram silver note, he fights his shackles as an imprisoned maniac.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 15,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts Iron Maiden's monster called Eddie, in shackles.

Above left, the name of the album, Piece of Mind.

Below, the IRON MAIDEN logo and the date of issue 2023.

Reverse Inscription Piece of Mind IRON MAIDEN 2023
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
CIT Item ID: 30295.

The coin has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, even though it was issued during the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Coins featuring Iron Maiden include:
- 0.5 g Gold, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark, 2022
- 5 g Silver Coin Note, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Eddie the Trooper, 2023
- 5 g Silver Coin Note, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023

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Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
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Gold Half Gram 2023 Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.0000 mm
Mass0.5000 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-MZPM-ODQG
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