Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs

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:
Ancient but still super trendy! How else can you explain the continued fascination of Egyptian history? Millions of tourists every year still flock to catch a glimpse of the Great Pyramids of Giza and discover the rich cultural heritage.

CIT is proud to release a collection of coins that capture all of the grandeur and splendour of the Pharaohs and the architectural wonders that were built to honour them. Each of these smartminted ultra-high relief coins shows three different Pharaohs on the reverse and an incredible birds-eye view of the Giza Necropolis on the obverse. The three Pharaohs featured are Akhenaten, Thutmosis III, and Sobekneferu, the first female Pharaoh. They are seen standing next to each other in incredible relief. Behind them are hieroglyphics from the ancient artefact “The Stele of Revealing” which resides in the Boulak Museum in Cairo.

The obverse of this coin is really amazing and shows the great Pyramids of Giza in stunning relief and detail. You can literally count the different layers of brick on each Pyramid! Look closely and you can also see the Sphinx rising off the surface. There are also plenty of other structural details to feast your eyes upon.

The Pharaohs and the culture that surrounded them has stood the test of time for thousands of years and will continue to fascinate and amaze for generations to come.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,910
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs - 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 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022.

The Queen's effigy and the inscriptions are on a small domed circle below right. The rest of the surface of the obverse is a detailed representation of the Giza Necropolis, in ultra high relief.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts three Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Akhenaten, Thutmosis III, and Sobekneferu, the first female Pharaoh.

Behind them are hieroglyphics from the ancient artefact “The Stele of Revealing” which resides in the Boulak Museum in Cairo. On three lines overlaid on that, the inscription LEGACY OF THE PHARAOHS.

Reverse Inscription LEGACY OF THE PHARAOHS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 29915

Mintage comprised of 2,022 coins with antique finish and 888 with gilded reverse.

See also

Coins in the Legacy of the Pharaohs series include:
- 1 oz Platinum Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 1 oz Gold Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 3 oz Silver Ultra High Relief (with gilded version), Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 1 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022
- 50 g Copper Ultra High Relief, Legacy of the Pharaohs 2022

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs: Known varieties
Variety Gilded Reverse
Images Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs / Gilded Reverse - obverse photo Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs / Gilded Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 888 (included in total)
Details

Proof, with the central figure selectively gold plated.
CIT Item ID: 29776

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 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,910
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QBRD-OXGL
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