Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway

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 part of a Perth Mint series of coloured silver ounces commemorating Famous Naval Battles and features the Battle of Midway in 1942.

The Mint says about it:
The Battle of Midway (1942) was fought near the Pacific island of Midway, and is considered a turning point in the Second World War. After Pearl Harbour, the Japanese planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base and to entrap and destroy the US Pacific Fleet. Because of intelligence, the US Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking the four Japanese carriers, while losing the USS Yorktown alone. After Midway, the Americans and their allies took the offensive in the Pacific.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway - 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 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse is coloured and portrays USS Enterprise, a Yorktown class aircraft carrier, and two propeller airplanes. The design includes a coloured depiction of a US dive-bomber above the Japanese aircraft carrier, the Akagi.

The Perth Mint's mint mark P is on the left. On the waves to the right of the Enterprise, in small letters the designer's initials DB, for Daryll Belotti.

Around below, the inscription BATTLE OF MIDWAY 1942.

Reverse Inscription BATTLE OF MIDWAY 1942
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: 11P27AAA
Issue price: AU$ 104.00, US$ 74.41

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 2011 Battle of Midway: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2011
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 IDBYNK-EDDC-PBAB-EPQM
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