Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt

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.

Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including the large three ounces of silver format - such as this coin.

The Mint says about it:
The Dendera Zodiac Egypt coin is the fourth issue in the Archaeology and Symbolism series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced smartminting technology and brings the sculptured Dendera zodiac to life. The coin has an antique or silk finish and is struck on a 3 oz pure .999 silver huge 65 mm blank in the highest quality.

The Dendera Zodiac is a widely known Egyptian bas-relief which was added to the ceiling of a chapel dedicated to Osiris inside the Hathor Temple in the Dendera Temple complex around 50 BC. The Dendera Zodiac is one of the best-preserved ancient depictions of the observable stars. It shows all five planets known to the Ancient Egyptians in an alignment that occurs once every one thousand years and both a solar and lunar eclipse. The sky disc is centred on the north pole star, and Ursa Minor is depicted as a jackal. An inner disc is composed of constellations showing the signs of the zodiac. The original Zodiac of Dendera currently resides at the Louvre in Paris.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage333
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a large question mark at its centre, filled with Ancient symbols.

Below left, the Fourth Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley; the Queen is crowned, facing right. Below the portrait, the designer's initials IRB.

The background of the centre is patterned with thin concentric lines. Around below right, the name of the series ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM (sic).

The rim is raised; incuse in it, around above the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS; around below, the face value 20 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts, in Ultra High Relief, the Zodiac of Dendera with a bowl-shaped centre, all its characteristics, and Egyptian inscriptions.

Around above and around below in the rim, the name DENDERA ZODIAC. The date 2020 is also in the rim, divided by the central design.

Reverse Inscription DENDERA ZODIAC 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in capsule and box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Item ID: CK2003

See also

Coins in the Archaeology and Symbolism series include:
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Aztec Calendar Stone 2018
- 3 oz Silver, Mongolia, Kalachakra Mandala 2019
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Samsara Wheel of Life 2019
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Dendera Zodiac Egypt 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Mongolia, Vasudhara Mandala 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 2021

Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt: Known varieties
Variety Gilded
Images Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt / Gilded - obverse photo Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt / Gilded - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 99 (included in total)
Material0.999 Silver
Details

NumisCollect Item ID: CK2004

All (15) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Samsara Wheel of Life 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Lord Ganesha 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Madonna of Bruges 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Steampunk 555 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Steampunk - Jet Pack 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Silver Burst 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Zeus - Father of the Gods 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Real Heroes - Special Forces 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Titanic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs 2,910 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage333
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WKAL-OXGL
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