Silver Five Ounces 2016 The Seven Summits - Denali, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2016 The Seven Summits - Denali, Coin from Cook Islands
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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.

Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including the large five ounces of silver format - such as this coin.

This coin is the first issue in The 7 Summits collection. The seven summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and enthralling subjects of one of CIT Coin Invest’s series, which displays the peaks in topographic detail from an unusual bird’s eye perspective in solid 5 ounces of fine silver. The coins are in Ultra high Relief (UHR).

The first coin of the series shows Denali in Alaska which only bears its original Athabaskan name again since 2015, after it was called Mount McKinley for nearly 100 years. With its 6,190 metres, "he Big One" is the highest mountain in North America.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage777
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Five Ounces 2016 The Seven Summits - Denali - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 25 DOLLARS.

There is a small hallmark below right: .999, indicating 99.9% purity of the silver.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Five Ounces 2016 The Seven Summits - Denali - reverse photo

The reverse represents Denali (previously called Mount McKinley) in Alaska, the United States. The design is in Ultra High Relief.

Around above, the inscription DENALI 6190 m - Alaska Range, North America.

Below, the name of the coin series, THE 7 SUMMITS, and the date of issue 2016.

Reverse Inscription DENALI 6190 m - Alaska Range, North America THE 7 SUMMITS 2016
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, smartminting, Ultra High Relief.
CIT Item ID: 27821

See also

Coins in The Seven Summits series include:
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Denali (North America), 2016
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Mt Everest (Asia), 2017
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Aconcagua (South America), 2018
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Kilimanjaro (Africa), 2019
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania), 2020
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Elbrus (Eurasia), 2021

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Silver Five Ounces 2016 The Seven Summits - Denali: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage777
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-YNLG-OMPX
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