2017 Pavo Christatus Peacock Royal Delft 50g Silver Coin
Unique concept coin with a real Royal Delft™ earthenware piece inserted. The piece is handmade and hand painted. The motive Peacock is related to the Netherlands and fits perfectly to Royal Delft™. The bird is painted by Royal Delft painters and a blue stone feather eye inserted.
The peafowl include two Asiatic bird species (the blue or Indian peafowl originally of India and Sri Lanka and the green peafowl of Myanmar, Indochina, and Java) and one African species (the Congo peafowl native only to the Congo Basin) of birds in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, the pheasants and their allies, known for the male’s piercing call and, among the Asiatic species, his extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers which he displays as part of a courtship ritual. The term peacock is properly reserved for the male; the female is known as a peahen, and the immature offspring are sometimes called peachicks.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof High Relief
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Mintage: 999
- Diameter: 50mm
- Weight: 50 g
- Highlights: Delft porcelain insert
The reverse depicts a peacock and surrounding flora & fitting the coin face extremely well by wrapping around the the Delft porcelain insert. Half-spherical in shape, the insert is hand-finished and thus unique for every one of the 999 coins being minted.
The obverse remains as the previous two releases, full of intricate detail around the necessary effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that’s required for Cook Islands issues..
Presented in a high quality, sturdy coloured cardboard box, with outer shipper and complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
Non European Union Buyers
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