Silver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty

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, is one of the most well-known sailing vessels in human history, and for all the wrong reasons. Originally built as a private merchant vessel, it was sold to the Royal Navy near the end of the War of American Independence and made just one voyage as part of the Royal Navy.

Before it was known as the HMS Bounty, the ship was built in 1784 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, at the Blaydes shipyard. The small merchant vessel was commissioned as the Bethia and operated for three years as a private vessel. In May 1787, the ship was sold to the Royal Navy and recommissioned as the HMS Bounty. The ship would go on to make just one infamous voyage in its history. The HMS Bounty was placed under the command of William Bligh upon its commission into the Royal Navy in 1787 and sent to the South Pacific on a botanical mission. The aim of this mission was to acquire breadfruit plants to transport to the British West Indies. It met an infamous end in the course of this expedition as a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian succeeded in taking control of the ship. The HMS Bounty met its doom elsewhere, but during its voyage passed through the Cook Islands.

The descendants of the mutineers and their Tahitian captives now live on Pitcairn Island.

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Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty - 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 2022.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2022
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2022 HMS Bounty - 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.

Horizontally below the ship, the face value 1 DOLLAR.

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

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

Reverse Inscription 1 DOLLAR 1 OZ FINE SILVER .9999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: individual coin in capsule, or 20 in sealed mint tube.

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 2022 HMS Bounty: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
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)
Size39.730 mm
Thickness2.980 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-WVGA-EDQG
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