Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2009 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 in the small one tenth of a troy ounce of gold format (abbreviated as 1/10oz) - such as this coin.

This coin is the first in a series of bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty.

HMS Bounty, also known as His Majesty's Armed Vessel (HMAV) Bounty, was a small merchant vessel that the Royal Navy purchased in 1787 for a botanical mission. The ship was sent to the South Pacific Ocean under the command of William Bligh to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to the West Indies. That mission was never completed owing to a 1789 mutiny led by acting lieutenant Fletcher Christian, an incident now popularly known as the mutiny on the Bounty. The descendants of the mutineers and their Tahitian captives now live on Pitcairn Island.

MintHeimerle + Meule Mint MarkHeimerle + Meule Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Cook Islands / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf). The portrait seems re-cut and not true to the original.

The designer's initials are usually incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation when this portrait is used, but they are not displayed here.

Around above, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS; below, the date of issue 2009.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2009
Reverse
Cook Islands / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 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.

Below the ship, the face value 10 DOLLARS.

Around below, the precious metal content 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD .9999 (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription 10 DOLLARS 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD .9999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

No primary information is available for this coin series. It seems that it was initiated by Heimerle + Meule in Germany, where coins and bars were issued until 2013. After 2014, the coins are issued by Sunshine Minting in the US, while some of the bars are manufactured not only by Sunshine Minting, but also by a number of different other companies (including Heimerle + Meule).

See also

Bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty:
- 1 oz Palladium, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Platinum, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/4 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 5 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 5 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2014
- 100 oz Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2014
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 500 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2011
- 500 g Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 500 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 10 oz Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2011
- 250 g Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 50 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 50 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 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 Bar, 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 Bar, HMS Bounty, 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 Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2023
- 20 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 20 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 10 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 10 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 5 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 5 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021

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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2009
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size14.0000 mm
Mass3.1100 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BAKW-EMDY
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCook Islands KM# 1475