Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva

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 this coin:
The "Shiva: protector of the Universe" coin is the fourth issue in the most award-winning Gods of the World" series. The coin has an antique finish with dark highlights and is struck on a 3 oz pure .999 silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Shiva is one of the most important but also most complex Hinduism gods, who embody contradictory qualities. Shiva means “auspicious one” in Sanskrit and is both protector and destroyer. Characteristic for Shiva is his long hair, often tied up high, with a crescent moon and a skull in it, and he is often depicted with the sacred cow. Shiva has a third eye on his forehead, which was created when Parvati, Shiva’s wife, jokingly covered his eyes. The whole world went dark. Suddenly, a beam of light sprang from Shiva’s forehead to replace the sun. This became his third eye. In his stretched earlobes, Shiva wears different earrings, symbolising the masculine and the feminine. Shiva has four arms that can always hold additional attributes, depending on the form in which the god appears.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage333
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva - 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 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts Shiva with his four arms holding a different characteristic object in each hand. In his long hair, a crescent moon and skull. His third eye is on his forehead. Behind him, a sacred cow - holy in Hinduism.

On a pedestal below, the inscription SHIVA.

Reverse Inscription SHIVA
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, high relief.
Packaging: in capsule and presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Item ID: CK2001

See also

Coins from the Gods of the World series issued for the Cook Islands:
- 3 oz Silver Antique, Quetzalcoatl, 2017
- 3 oz Silver Antique, Ra - Sun God, 2018
- 3 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, 2019
- 3 oz Silver Antique, Shiva, 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique, Amaterasu, 2021

All (41) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2017 William Turner - Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus 1,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2017 Rubens - Christ’s Entry Into Jerusalem 1,632 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2017 Gods of the World - Quetzalcoatl 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Gods of the World - Ra, Sun God 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Tiepolo - Death of Christ 1,749 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Gustav Klimt - Tree of Life 1,911 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Samsara Wheel of Life 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Spiritual Art - Lord Ganesha 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Gods of the World - Poseidon 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Edvard Munch - The Scream 1,893 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Fairy Tales - Little Red Riding Hood 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Asian Mythology - Zhong Kui 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Spiritual Art - Madonna of Bruges 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Goya - Christ in Gethsemane 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Steampunk 555 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Asian Mythology - Zhong Kui 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 531 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Bactrian Cybele Disk 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Spiritual Art - Ravana, King of Demons 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter 911 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Gods of the World - Amaterasu 333 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 2021 Fairy Tales - Snow White 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Asian Mythology - Zhao Gongming 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Spiritual Art - Zeus, Father of the Gods 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun’s Tomb 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Real Heroes - Special Forces 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
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
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Steampunk - Nautilus 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Fairy Tales - Hansel and Gretel 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Spiritual Art - Angel of Mercy 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Sparta 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Vault 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva: 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)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass93.3000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-YKVR-OXJL
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