|Coin||Silver Half Ounce 2011 Forever Love|
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 half of a troy ounce of silver - such as this coin.
This coin is part of the Forever Love gift range by the Perth Mint.
||Mint Mark||Letter P
The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.
Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 50 CENTS ·.
The reverse design of the coin is coloured and depicts two doves kissing in flight.
In the background, hearts and ribbons - including a pink ribbon curled in the shape of a heart.
Around above right, the metal content 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% silver).
On one of the ribbons on the left, the designer's initials NM (for Natasha Muhl). On the right, the Perth Mint's P mint mark.
||1/2 OZ 999 SILVER
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Coins in the Forever Love / Always Together / One Love series include:
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Doves, Cook Islands 2011
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Koalas, Tuvalu 2012
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Dolphins, Tuvalu 2013
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Forever Love - Cockatoos, Tuvalu 2014
- $1 AlBr, Forever Love - Cockatoos, Tuvalu 2014
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Kittens, Tuvalu 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Puppies, Tuvalu 2016
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Horses, Tuvalu 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, Always Together - Penguins, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Always Together - Otters, Tuvalu 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, One Love - Doves, Australia 2022