Silver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road

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:
This is the 4th edition of our successful “The Journey” Collection. The 18-wheeler is an iconic part of our daily lives. These vehicles and the people that drive them became our heroes over the last couple of years as the world has struggled with the supply chain. Trucks have even been featured in movies and TV shows such as “Duel” by Steven Spielberg and “Smokey and the Bandit”.

This King of the Road is showcased on a 2 oz multi-finish silver proof. Have a closer look on this piece of art to identify four different finishes on just one coin: proof finish, black silk elements, frosted areas and the overall black proof appearance are minting on the highest sophistication level. Only 999 pieces of this stunning combination will be struck.

A smaller gold coin featuring the same theme is released (for Palau) alongside the larger silver version.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road - 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 Truck - King of the Road - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a long-haul truck as seen from the front; on its registration plate, KING OF THE ROAD.

The rim is decorated as the fuel gauge in a truck's instrument panel, with E for "empty" on the left and F for "full" on the right.

Reverse Inscription KING OF THE ROAD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: black proof, smartminting (High Relief).
CIT Item ID: 29923

See also

Coins in The Journey series include:
- 2 oz Silver, Truck - King of the Road, 2022

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Truck - King of the Road: 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 IDBYNK-ODDC-KVNA-OPQM
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