Silver Quarter Ounce 2015 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Quarter Ounce 2015 HMS Bounty, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Quarter Ounce 2015 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. Many of these are in standard bullion sizes, including one quarter ounce of silver - such as this coin.

This coin is the third silver ounce in a series of bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty.

HMS Bounty, also known as His Majesty's Armed Vessel (HMAV) Bounty, was a small merchant vessel that the Royal Navy purchased in 1787 for a botanical mission. The ship was sent to the South Pacific Ocean under the command of William Bligh to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to the West Indies. That mission was never completed owing to a 1789 mutiny led by acting lieutenant Fletcher Christian, an incident now popularly known as the mutiny on the Bounty. The descendants of the mutineers and their Tahitian captives now live on Pitcairn Island.

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Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Quarter Ounce 2015 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 small 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 2015.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2015
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Quarter Ounce 2015 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.

Below the ship, the face value 25 CENTS.

Around below, the precious metal content 1/4 OZ FINE SILVER .9999 (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

Reverse Inscription 25 CENTS 1/4 OZ FINE SILVER .9999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

No primary information is available for this coin series. It seems that coins and bars are issued by Sunshine Minting in the US; some bars and coins have also been issued with the same design by a German company.

See also

Bullion coins and bars featuring HMS Bounty:
- 1 oz Palladium, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Platinum, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/4 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 5 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 5 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2014
- 100 oz Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2008
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2014
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 kg Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 1 kg Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 500 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2011
- 500 g Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 500 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 10 oz Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2011
- 250 g Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 250 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2009
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 100 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2020
- 50 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 50 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 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 Bar, 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 Bar, HMS Bounty, 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 Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2023
- 20 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 20 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 10 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 10 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 1/4 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 5 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2017
- 5 g Silver Bar, HMS Bounty, 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2012
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2015
- 1/10 oz Silver, HMS Bounty, 2021

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Silver Quarter Ounce 2015 HMS Bounty: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Bullion
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.0000 mm
Thickness1.9100 mm
Mass7.7750 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-DNVP-ONQG
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