Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors

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 Terracotta Army is regarded as one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century! Discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well, this enormous group of 8,000 sculptures amazed the world. The excavation uncovered soldiers, horses, and carriages. This incredible army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China's First Emperor - Qin Shihuang (259 - 210BC) as an afterlife guard.

The most impressive feature are rows and rows of thousands of individually detailed soldiers. These soldiers were given unique features that are said to represent some of the actual soldiers of the day. Some of the soldiers are burly in size while others are given stern looks to their faces. Still others are given distinctive armour, hairstyles, and decorative clothing which represent different ranks of the soldiers. The soldiers were moulded in parts, fired in a kiln like pottery, and then assembled and painted. The army laid underground for more than 2,000 years until its discovery and is now considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. The find was praised as the Eighth Wonder of the World and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

The possibilities of the enhanced smartminting enables us to utilise our ultra-high relief technology to bring these soldiers back to life! These stunning proofs show three impressive soldiers on the reverse. Each soldier displays a unique characteristic and the layering of high relief gives them the depth you would experience if you were standing right next to them! The obverse design shows a carriage that serves as one of the vehicles used for the inspection tour of the emperor in his afterlife. CIT has struck four different specifications dedicated to this amazing part of history.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a scene from Ancient China, with a soldier driving a four-horse chariot. In a cartouche on the left, the inscription 兵馬俑 (Terracotta Army in Traditional Chinese).

Above that, a rectangular frame decorated around like a picture; in it, 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.

Around the Queen's portrait, the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS; around below, the date 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors - reverse photo

The reverse design shows, in Ultra High Relief, the figures of three Ancient Chinese soldiers from the Terracotta Army. The figure in the foreground is layered with rose gold.

Above, the inscription TERRACOTTA WARRIORS.

Reverse Inscription TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, smartminting (Ultra High Relief), selective gold plating.
CIT Item ID: 29456

See also

Coins in the Terracotta Warriors series issued in 2021:
- 0.5 g Gold, Terracotta Warriors
- 3 oz Silver (with gold plating), Terracotta Warriors
- 1 oz Silver, Terracotta Warriors
- 50 g Copper, Terracotta Warriors

All (15) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
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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 Terracotta Warriors: 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 Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WZRB-OXGL
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