Gold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty

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 or for investment. Many of these are in standard bullion sizes, including one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1oz) - such as this coin.

This coin is part of a large range of bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty.

HMS Bounty, also known as His Majesty's Armed Vessel (HMAV) Bounty, is one of the most well-known sailing vessels in human history, and for all the wrong reasons. Originally built as a private merchant vessel, it was sold to the Royal Navy near the end of the War of American Independence and made just one voyage as part of the Royal Navy.

Before it was known as the HMS Bounty, the ship was built in 1784 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, at the Blaydes shipyard. The small merchant vessel was commissioned as the Bethia and operated for three years as a private vessel. In May 1787, the ship was sold to the Royal Navy and recommissioned as the HMS Bounty. The ship would go on to make just one infamous voyage in its history. The HMS Bounty was placed under the command of William Bligh upon its commission into the Royal Navy in 1787 and sent to the South Pacific on a botanical mission. The aim of this mission was to acquire breadfruit plants to transport to the British West Indies. It met an infamous end in the course of this expedition as a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian succeeded in taking control of the ship. The HMS Bounty met its doom elsewhere, but during its voyage passed through the Cook Islands.

The descendants of the mutineers and their Tahitian captives now live on Pitcairn Island.

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Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty - obverse photo

The obverse 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 date: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2020.

The background is covered with a geometric pattern of thin lines.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2020
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the sailing ship HMS Bounty (also known as HMAV Bounty), sailing to left, flying the British ensign.

Horizontally below the ship, the face value 100 DOLLARS.

Around below, the precious metal content 1 OZ FINE GOLD .9999 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

The background is covered with a geometric pattern of thin lines.

Reverse Inscription 100 DOLLARS 1 OZ FINE GOLD .9999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in plastic capsule.

See also

Bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty:
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2010
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2011
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2013
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty (Old Design), 2016
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty (New Design), 2016
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty (Old Design), 2017
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty (New Design), 2017
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021

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Gold Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.500 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QDRY-OXGL
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