Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

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:
Let’s talk about metal. Heavy metal. This coin is dedicated to Iron Maiden who are considered one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands in history, with over 100 million sold albums. They have played more than 2,000 live shows throughout their career. For 40 years, the band members have been supported by their famous mascot, "Eddie", who has appeared on almost all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows.

“The Number of the Beast” was released in 1982 became the band's first album to top the UK Albums Chart and reach the top 40 of the US Billboard 200. It was also controversial, particularly in the United States, due to the religious references in its artwork and the title track's lyrics. "The Beast" has become an alternate name for Iron Maiden and was later used in the titles of some of their compilations and live releases.

Fun fact: With their lead singer Bruce Dickinson being an official licensed commercial pilot, the band has its own plane (Boeing 747) called “Ed Force One” to travel around the globe.

This 1 oz silver piece features the original album cover. The Obsidian Black finish matches perfectly with the strong impressive artwork from its coloured illustrations. Fans will love it.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 1,982
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast - 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 small 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 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and depicts the artwork from Iron Maiden's 1982 album "The Number of the Beast".

Around left, the inscription THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST.

Reverse Inscription THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured ("Obsidian Black" obverse).
CIT Item ID: 29578

See also

Coins featuring Iron Maiden include:
- 0.5 g Gold, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark, 2022
- 5 g Silver Coin Note, Iron Maiden - Senjutsu (Samurai Eddie), 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Iron Maiden - Eddie the Trooper, 2023
- 5 g Silver Coin Note, Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind, 2023

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Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,982
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-KXAG-OMPX
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