Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid

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 part of 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 Mint says about the coin:
Our adventurous trip through the continents continues! This year we are heading for the arduous Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, Indonesia. Over the steep north face we ascend Oceania’s highest summit, which towers 4,884 meters above sea level. The Carstensz Pyramid is named after the Dutch seafarer and explorer Jan Carstensz. In Indonesia, the mountain is called Puncak Jaya by the indigenous people, which means victory peak.

The fifth edition of the series, created with our enhanced smartminting ultra high relief technology, features a vastly higher relief and is even more stunning than its predecessors. The refined partial colouring intensifies the detailed representation of the mountain. This splendid coin in solid 5 ounces of fine silver is not only worthwhile for passionate mountaineers, but also for you - the explorers, adventurers and nature lovers!

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage777
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid - 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 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid - reverse photo

The reverse represents the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia. The design is coloured and in Ultra High Relief.

Around above, the inscription CARSTENSZ PYRAMID 4884 m - Sudirman Range, Oceania.

Below, the name of the coin series, THE 7 SUMMITS, and the date of issue 2020.

Reverse Inscription CARSTENSZ PYRAMID 4884 m - Sudirman Range, Oceania THE 7 SUMMITS 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, smartminting, Ultra High Relief.
CIT Item ID: 29388

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 2020 The Seven Summits - Carstensz Pyramid: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2020
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 IDRNAZ-EGWC-NDVR-EXJL
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