Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard

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 Coast Guard design is the fourth in the Real Heroes coin series by CIT Coin Invest.

The mint says about it:
As part of the immensely popular "Real Heroes" series, its fourth issue pays tribute to rescue swimmers all over the world, especially those serving in the United States Coast Guard. As one of the six military services, its members have fulfilled their unique duty as both a security and humanitarian force protecting America in domestic and international waters for over 100 years.

While it is involved in all aspects of enforcing U.S. law and trade on high seas, the United States Coast Guard is best known for its daring search and rescue operations including medical evacuations, downed aviators, sinking vessels, floods and hurricanes. To this day, these real heroes save countless lives in need, true to their motto "So others may live".

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 850
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard - 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 2023.

The effigy and legend are in a small circle in the lower part of the design. The upper part shows a diver suspended from a helicopter, extending his hand to a person below whose hand is the only part visible because of the waves; in the background, a sinking ship.

Below, the inscription ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE.

The whole obverse is black.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard - reverse photo

The reverse design is coloured and shows a serviceman wearing a helmet with the COAST GUARD RESCUE emblem and goggles, the lower part of his face submerged in water. On his snorkel, the serial number 9K496.

The background has a honeycomb pattern; in one of the hexagons on the left, the REAL HERO logo of the series.

In the rim around left, in tiny letters the motto SO OTHERS MAY LIVE.

Reverse Inscription SO OTHERS MAY LIVE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: black proof, coloured, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
CIT Item ID: 30243

The coin has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, even though it was issued during the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Coins in the Real Heroes series include:
- 1 oz Platinum, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Fighter Pilot, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum, Firefighter, 2021
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Firefighter, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Firefighter, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Firefighter, 2021
- 3 oz Silver, Firefighter, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum, Special Forces, 2022
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Special Forces, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Special Forces, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Special Forces, 2022
- 3 oz Silver, Special Forces, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum, Coast Guard, 2023
- 5 oz Gold (Black Proof), Coast Guard, 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Coast Guard, 2023
- 1 kg Silver, Coast Guard, 2023
- 3 oz Silver, Coast Guard, 2023

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 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage850
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass93.3000 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-KLZN-OWQJ
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