Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn

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 two ounces of silver format - such as this coin.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Matterhorn is certainly one of the most famous mountains in the world. With its nearly perfect symmetrical pyramidal peak, it defines what many consider a true mountain. It is both awe-inspiring and intimidating to even the most skilled mountaineers and has taken the lives of well over 500 climbers making it also one of the deadliest mountains to climb. It extends 4,478m above sea level and is one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. It wasn’t conquered until 1865 when Edward Whymper and 6 other men beat out an Italian group of climbers to reach the summit. Whymper noted down: “At 1.40 p.m. the world was at our feet, and the Matterhorn was conquered. Hurrah! Not a footstep could be seen.” Precisely at this moment the Italian team was approximately 400 meters below, still dealing with the most difficult parts of the Italian ridge. When seeing their rivals on the summit they gave up on their attempt and went back home. 4 of the 6 Whymper’s team members lost their lives on the descent. All but one (whose body was never found) are buried in the Zermatt churchyard.

This coin, and its companion half gram of gold version, are struck to capture the majesty and awe that the Matterhorn gives. Through a combination of selective colouring and smartminting ultra-high relief, the 2 oz silver coin captures the impressive mountain in all of its snow-covered details. You can almost hear the winds howling around its massive structure.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn - 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 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn - reverse photo

The reverse design is coloured and depicts the Matterhorn mountain peak in the Alps.

On two lines above left, the inscription MATTERHORN.

Below that, an ice axe and the height of the peak, 4.478 m.

Reverse Inscription MATTERHORN 4.478 m
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 29784

See also

There is also a half gram of gold mini coin with the same design.

All (21) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Hades 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Aphrodite 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Apollo 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Ares 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Artemis 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Athena 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Demeter 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Hephaestus 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Hera 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Hermes 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Hestia 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2oz 999 SILVER · 2017 · TWO DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Anchor - Fair Winds 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Airplane Propeller - Blue Skies 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Classic Car - Open Roads 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Leaning Tower of Pisa 1,372 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 10 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Masters of Art - Vincent van Gogh 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 10 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Silverland - The Rock 1,777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Matterhorn: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KJPV-EMPX
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