Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog

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 the Magnificent Life collection by CIT Coin Invest.

The Mint says about it:
Red-eyed tree frogs are one of the most charismatic rainforest species and embody the neotropical ecosystem on a multitude of company logos, hotels, nature reserves and more. Surprisingly, however, the ornately coloured frog species is a master at disguise and presents a tough challenge to seek out in the wild. During the day the frogs hide their colourful legs, feet and eyes and crouch down to perfectly blend in with the surrounding green foliage.

The latest addition to the Magnficent Life series portrays an alert frog showcasing its vibrant colors. A glossy treatment gives the frog a natural wet-look. Typical for the series, the critter stands out from the concave background that illustrates a Monstera jungle leaf. Shiny proof surfaces in the leaf’s gaps add to the coins exquisite play of colour and shine.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin 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, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a full-colour photo of a tree frog on a leaf

In a tiny circle above its front leg, the hallmark of CIT.

Around above left, the name of the coin series: MAGNIFICENT LIFE.

Reverse Inscription MAGNIFICENT LIFE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, concave surfaces, smartminting® (High Relief)
Packaging: in wooden box, with Certificate of Authenticity
CIT Item ID: 28584

See also

Coins in the Magnificent Life series by CIT include:
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Peacock 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Was Spider 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Cobra 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Tree Frog 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Philippine Eagle 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Chameleon 2020

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 2018 Tree Frog: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NLPY-OXJL
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