Magnificent Life – Peacock 1oz Silver
Few creatures can match the spectacular courtship display of a male peafowl, which even captivated Charles Darwin and led him to contemplate the concept of sexual selection.
The new and aptly named Magnificent Life series portrays the peacock in all its glory. An astonishing high-relief and concave back-ground combined with brilliant colouring create an almost life-like impression of this extraordinary bird.
The peacock, in this case the Indian Peafowl native to India and Sri Lanka, is an inspired choice for the first coin. The intricate, iridescent layered feathers and bright colours of this stunning bird are a great fit for this almost rimless design. Showing a male with the plumage fully extended, the colouring on the coin looks to be of a higher quality than the almost newsprint style used on lesser designs, very rich and deep in intensity.
- Country: Cook Islands
- Year: 2015
- Face Value: $5
- Metal: Silver
- Fineness (purity): 999/1000
- Weight: 31.1g (1 oz)
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Quality: Proof
- Mintage: 999
- Certificate: (COA)Yes
- Presentation case: (box)Yes
- Mint: CIT (Coin Invest Trust)
- Highlights: Concave Design with the Peacock in high relief.
An astonishing high-relief and concave back-ground combined with brilliant colouring create an almost life-like impression of this extraordinary bird.
The coin’s obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value and the date 2015.
Set in a plush custom-made timber case with an image of a Peacock feather on the lid.