Silver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons

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:
Last year's Madonna of Bruges was a portrayal of noble virtues such as modesty and grace. The 2021 edition of the the "Spiritual Art" collection has a much darker twist, dedicated to the very essence of evil in Hinduism - the King of Demons. Ravana, The Demon King, is the dreaded antagonist in the Ramayana, one of the oldest Sanskrit epics to date. The Demon King clashes with the hero Rama, who is in fact the 7th reincarnation of the renowned Hindu god Vishnu. Legend says the Demon King steals Rama's wife to avenge his sister, who was beforehand rejected and humiliated by Rama. Despite being equipped with lethal weapons in each of his twenty hands, Ravana cannot avoid his inevitable end when he is mortally wounded by one of Rama's arrows.

Thanks to the enhanced smartminting technique you can now find this story on a special shaped fully gilded ultra high relief 3 oz silver piece.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage501
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons - 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 tiny 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 COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2021.

Below the portrait, the unique serial number of the coin in the format [number]/501, below which the date of issue 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2021
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Ravana - King of Demons - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, in very high relief, Ravana - The Demon King from Hindu mythology.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, smartminting (Ultra High Relief), special shape, gold plated.
CIT Item ID: 29487

See also

Coins in the Spiritual Art series include:
- 3 oz Gilded Silver, Mongolia, Shakyamuni Buddha, 2018
- 3 oz Gilded Silver, Cook Islands, Lord Ganesha, 2019
- 3 oz Gilded Silver, Cook Islands, The Madonna of Bruges, 2020
- 3 oz Gilded Silver, Cook Islands, Ravana - King of Demons, 2021
- 3 oz Gilded Silver, Cook Islands, Zeus - Father of the Gods, 2022

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 2021 Ravana - King of Demons: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage501
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size58.0 - 62.0 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-ZWZK-OMNY
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