Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver One Hundred Ounces 2008 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 the large one kilogram of silver format; some of these - such as this one - are cast bars.

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.

MintHeimerle + Meule Mint MarkHeimerle + Meule Mintageunknown
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty - obverse photo

The bar is uniface (the obverse is blank).

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty - reverse photo

The design 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 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 the effigy are the monarch's legend, the face value, and the date: ELIZABETH II 100 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2008.

Above the effigy, on three lines the inscription specifying the precious metal content: 100 oz COIN FINE SILVER .999.

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

Below that, the logo of the manufacturer, which depicts the small figure of a man pouring molten metal, and the inscription HEIMERLE + MEULE, below which on two lines Gold and Silver Refinery established in 1845, Pforzheim.

Reverse Inscription 100 oz COIN FINE SILVER .999 ELIZABETH II 150 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2008
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (troy oz): 100.000

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 Heimerle + Meule too.

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 One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver One Hundred Ounces (100 oz)
Issued2008
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
ReverseQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyCast
ShapeBar
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size 89 x 182 mm
Thickness18.000 mm
Mass3,110.3500 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-MNAA-ODQG
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Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty: Photo Silver Bar Cook Islands 100 oz, 2008 / thumbnail Silver Bar Cook Islands 100 oz, 2008
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Silver One Hundred Ounces 2008 HMS Bounty: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCook Islands KM# 1471