Silver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar

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 the large five kilograms of silver format. The products are legal tender, which makes them exempt from some taxes in some jurisdictions.

This "coin bar" 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, 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.

MintArgor-Heraeus Mint MarkAH Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar - obverse photo

The bar is uniface (the obverse is blank).

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar - reverse photo

The design 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 are the monarch's legend, the face value, and the date: ELIZABETH II 150 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014.

Below the effigy, on three lines the inscription specifying the precious metal content: 5000 g COIN FINE SILVER 999.9.

Below that is depicted the sailing ship HMS Bounty (also known as HMAV Bounty), sailing to left, flying the British ensign.

Furhter down, the logo of the manufacturer: AH in a circle (for Argor Heraeus) and the inscription on two lines MELTER ASSAYER.

Reverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 150 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014 5000 g COIN FINE SILVER 999.9
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in protective wrapping, with a certificate from Argor Heraeus.

No primary information is available for this coin series. It seems that coins and bars are mostly issued by Sunshine Minting in the US; however, some bars have also been made with the same design by other companies.

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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Silver Five Kilos 2014 HMS Bounty, Coin Bar: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Kilos (5 kg)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
ReverseQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value150 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyCast
ShapeBar
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass5,000.0000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-VLAY-EXGL
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