Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing made by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490 accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The drawing depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. It represents da Vinci's concept of the ideal human body proportions and is kept in the Galleria dell'Accademia, in Venice, Italy.

Let’s talk about a much more modern invention done by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895 - the X-rays. He discovered their medical use when he made a picture of his wife's hand on a photographic plate formed with X-rays. The photograph of his wife's hand was the first photograph of a human body part using X-rays.

Both works have advanced the understanding of the human body by leaps and bounds. CIT now takes this historic artwork of da Vinci and combines it with the essential modern invention of Röntgen. The result is a 1 oz silver Proof mixing both ages in one coin! This shocking looking coin combines some of the best of minting technology and colourisation to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Discover the Vitruvian Man in ultra high relief surrounded by historical sketches and notes on the reverse and his colourised X-ray image on the obverse.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man - obverse photo

The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right ( known as her "Fourth Portrait"), by Ian Rank-Broadley, is small and is in the lower left of the obverse; below the neck truncation, the designer's initials IRB.

The reverse, except a thin rim, is coloured black, with an X-ray image of the Vitruvian Man at centre coloured blue.

Around above, the Queen's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS. Below the exergue line, the date of issue 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man - reverse photo

At he centre of the reverse, a high relief representation of the drawing by Leonardo da Vinci known as "the Vitruvian Man". In the background, some of his sketches on various topics.

Around above, the inscription VITRUVIAN MAN.

Reverse Inscription VITRUVIAN MAN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, smartminting®, Ultra High Relief (UHR).
CIT Item ID: 29597

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Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
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-EGWC-NZNP-EXJL
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