Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa

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 Numismatic Icons series by CIT Coin Invest.

The mint says about it:
For the fourth issue of the series, we get acquainted with Arethusa - a captivating nymph and companion to the moon goddess Artemis in Greek mythology. According to legend, she unknowingly bathed in a river belonging to the river god Alpheus, whom she inadvertently seduced with her beauty. Arethusa, wanting nothing of his advances, fled her home in Arcadia. Relentlessly pursued by Alpheus, she sought help from Artemis. The latter transformed the nymph into a stream under the sea, which emerges as a water fountain on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily.

The Syracusan coins with Arethusa’s image are said to be among the most stunning of ancient Greece and regularly achieve record prices at auctions.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa - 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 2023.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa - reverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows, in ultra high relief, the mythical nymph Arethusa, facing left, flanked by two small dolphins.

Below left, the letters CI (for Coin Invest?).

Reverse Inscription CI
EdgeTexturedEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting, Ultra High Relief (UHR), slightly irregular shape.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
CIT Item ID: 30342.

The coin has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, even though it was issued during the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Coins in the Numismatic Icons series include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Tortoise 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Tortoise 2020
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Athena’s Owl 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Athena’s Owl 2021
- 1 oz Gold Antique, Pegasos 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Pegasos 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Pegasos 2022
- 1 oz Gold Antique, Arethusa 2023
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Arethusa 2023
- 1 oz Silver Antique, Arethusa 2023

All (72) 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 Moldavite Impact 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
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 Chondrite Impact - Meteorite NWA 4037 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
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 Spider-Man: Homecoming 5,000 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 Livonian Crusades 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Bald Eagle 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Salvador Dali 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 2019 Starfish 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 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 Numismatic Icons - Tortoise 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Viñales Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Franklin 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Deseret 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Jacinto 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - McDonald 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Trap Attack 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Numismatic Icons - 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
Silver Ounce 2021 Eclectic Nature - Fighting Fish 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Loop the Loop 1,901 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Terracotta Warriors 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 In Memoriam Queen Elizabeth II 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Wendish Crusade 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Aba Panu Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Untrapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast 1,982 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark 1,992 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Big City Lights - New York 2,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Numismatic Icons - Pegasos 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 X-Ray - Mummy 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Titanic 1,912 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Key to my Heart 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Manga Four Seasons - Summer 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 5$
Silver Ounce 2022 Manga Four Seasons - Autumn 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 5$
Silver Ounce 2022 Eclectic Nature - Roller 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2023 Tenham Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Trapped - Escape 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2023 Sparta 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Big City Lights - Sydney 2,023 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2023 X-Ray - Creation of Adam 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Iron Maiden - Trooper 1,983 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Second Skin 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Key to my Kingdom 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Snowflake Star 4,046 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Typefaces - Frankenstein 1,818 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne 5 DOLLARS · CHARLES III · COOK ISLANDS
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Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-BGZR-OMDY
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