Gold Ounce 2022 Pegasos, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Pegasos, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Pegasos

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 Mint says about this coin:
Pegasus, or Pegasos as he was called by the Greeks, was a winged horse, born from the liaison of the sea-god Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. It is one of the most recognised creatures in Greek mythology. The liaison made the goddess Athena angry, and she cursed Medusa to be ugly and deadly. When she was killed, Pegasus sprang from her neck. Thus the flying horse can be used as a metaphor for the soul's immortality. In modern times it has been regarded as a symbol of poetic inspiration. Namely, just like Poseidon, Pegasus was capable of creating water streams wherever he’d struck his hoof. At least two famous springs in Greece, both named Hippocrene (“Horse Spring”), were widely believed to have been issued forth by Pegasus’ hoof. Corinth was a rich and quite powerful ancient city and seaport on the narrow isthmus that joins the Peloponnesos with the rest of Greece. Like most Hellenic city-states, Corinth produced its own distinctive coins. Pegasos appears on many of them and is one of the most important and known ancient coins.

CIT now transfers this iconic symbol onto a modern coin. By using the possibilities of the enhanced smartminting technology it combines the ancient design e.g. the uneven rim with a stunning ultra-high relief.

Like the predecessors Tortoise and Athena’s Owl Pegasos is a worthy and eye catching modern twist of a numismatic legend.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage199
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2022 Pegasos - 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 250 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 250 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Cook Islands / Gold Ounce 2022 Pegasos - reverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows, in ultra high relief, the mythical winged horse Pegasos (Pegasus).

Below, the letters CI (for Coin Invest?).

Reverse Inscription CI
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: antique, smartminting, Ultra High Relief (UHR).
CIT Item ID: 29906

See also

Coins in the Numismatic Icons series include:
- 1 oz Gold Antique, Pegasos 2022
- 05. g Gold Proof, Tortoise 2022
- 05. g Gold Proof, Athena’s Owl 2022
- 05. g Gold Proof, Pegasos 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Tortoise 2020
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Athena’s Owl 2021
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Pegasos 2022

Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Ounce 2022 Pegasos: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage199
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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