Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design), Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design), Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design)

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 them are in standard bullion sizes, including one ounce of silver - such as this coin.

This coin 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.

MintSunshine Minting Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
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Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design) - obverse photo

The obverse 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 date: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2016.

The background is covered with a geometric pattern of thin lines.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2016
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design) - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the sailing ship HMS Bounty (also known as HMAV Bounty), sailing to left, flying the British ensign.

Around above, the face value ONE DOLLAR.

Around below, the precious metal content 1oz FINE SILVER .9999 (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

The background is covered with a geometric pattern of thin lines.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR 1oz FINE SILVER .9999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The design and metal fineness were changed in 2016, with some coins being issued with the old design and plain surfaces, and some with patterned surfaces on both sides.

No primary information is available for this coin series. It seems that coins and bars are issued by Sunshine Minting in the US; some bars have also been issued with the same design by a German company.

See also

Bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty:
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 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, 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, HMS Bounty, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021

All (15) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2009 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2009
Silver Ounce 2010 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010
Silver Ounce 2011 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011
Silver Ounce 2013 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (Old Design) 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 HMS Bounty (Old Design) 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 HMS Bounty (New Design) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2022
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Silver Ounce 2016 HMS Bounty (New Design): Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.800 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-XRQZ-EYJD
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