Gold Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot

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 bullion sizes, including one ounce of gold - such as this coin.

The Fighter Pilot design is the first in the Real Heroes coin series by CIT Coin Invest.

The mint says about it:
There are probably many children that had the dream of becoming a fighter pilot growing up. Many of those same children and even adults watched the original “Top Gun” movie and dreamed some more. Soon, Tom Cruise and his iconic role as a Ace Fighter Pilot will once again put up a tribute for these real life heroes.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 199
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot - 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 250 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020.

The effigy and legend are in a small circle in the lower part of the design. The upper part shows two fighter pilots walking across an airfield. In the background, two fighter planes in the air and one on the ground.

Below, the inscription ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 250 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot - reverse photo

The reverse design shows a helmeted fighter pilot.

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 ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE.

Reverse Inscription ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
CIT Item ID: 29532

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 Ounce 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage199
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NZYP-OXJL
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