Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads

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 one ounce of silver - such as this coin.

This coin is the second issue in a Perth Mint series of coloured silver ounces commemorating Famous Naval Battles and features the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862.

The Battle of Hampton Roads, also referred to as the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (rebuilt and renamed as the CSS Virginia) or the Battle of Ironclads, was a naval battle during the American Civil War. It was fought over two days, March 8 and 9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the city of Norfolk. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities and major industrial centres, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.

This battle has major significance because it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. The Confederate fleet consisted of the ironclad ram Virginia and several supporting vessels. On the first day of battle, they were opposed by several conventional, wooden-hulled ships of the Union Navy. On that day, Virginia was able to destroy two ships of the federal flotilla, USS Congress and USS Cumberland, and was about to attack a third, USS Minnesota, which had run aground. However, the action was halted by darkness and falling tide. Determined to complete the destruction of Minnesota, Catesby ap Roger Jones, acting as captain in Buchanan's absence, returned the ship to the fray the next morning, March 9. During the night, however, the ironclad Monitor had arrived and had taken a position to defend Minnesota. When Virginia approached, Monitor intercepted her. The two ironclads fought for about three hours, with neither being able to inflict significant damage on the other. The duel ended indecisively, Virginia returning to her home at the Gosport Navy Yard for repairs and strengthening, and Monitor to her station defending Minnesota. The ships did not fight again, and the blockade remained in place.

The battle received worldwide attention, and it had immediate effects on navies around the world. The preeminent naval powers, Great Britain and France, halted further construction of wooden-hulled ships, and others followed suit.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads - obverse photo

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: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse shows in the foreground the USS Monitor, behind which plates of armour. In the background, which is coloured, part of the "Ironclads engaged in terrific combat" printing by the Currier and Ives company.

The Perth Mint's mint mark P is on the left. On the ship's stern, in small letters the designer's initials DB, for Daryll Belotti.

Around below, the inscription BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS 1862.

Reverse Inscription BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS 1862
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured
Packaging: in a presentation display case and illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 10P25AAA
Issue price: AU$ 107.00, US$ 76.55

See also

Famous Naval Battles coins issued by the Perth Mint are:
- 1 oz Coloured Silver Proof, Battle of Salamis 2010
- 1 oz Coloured Silver Proof, Battle of Trafalgar 2010
- 1 oz Coloured Silver Proof, Battle of Hampton Roads 2010
- 1 oz Coloured Silver Proof, Battle of Jutland 2011
- 1 oz Coloured Silver Proof, Battle of Midway 2011

All (30) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Salamis 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Trafalgar 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Jutland 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Tina Maze 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2014 Wolf and Caribou 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Tina Maze - Diamond Edition 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 The Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2014 Giovanni in Laterano Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Peacock 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Grizzly and Salmon 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Eagle and Rattlesnake 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Wasp Spider 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Christ Pantocrator Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Crocodile and Jaguar 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Cobra 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Fantastic Beasts 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Remembrance Poppy 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017 LEST WE FORGET
Silver Ounce 2017 Basilica San Vitale Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Trapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Philippine Eagle 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Chameleon 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Still Trapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Mr Bean 30th Anniversary 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Tortoise 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Trap Attack 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Athena’s Owl 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
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Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2010
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
Mintage Limit5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDaryll Belotti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.135 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-WDGP-EYJD
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