AEGINETIC TORTOISE 2020 Cook Islands 1oz ultra high relief

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AEGINETIC TORTOISE

This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago! The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable.

Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Both are reptiles with bodies encased in a bony shell. But compared to turtles which live in water and have flippers a tortoise is an exclusive land animal with elephant-like hind legs and can’t swim.

CIT is proud to release this brand new issue which captures every detail in stunning smartminting© ultra high relief. The tortoise’s iconic shell that they call their home stretches unbelievably high from the surface of the coin. Its legs and head combined with his shell make it look like the tortoise is walking across the coin! The coin is struck in an antique finish to pay tribute to the ancient coins of the past.

Obverse

Depicts the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscribed issue details

Packaging

Packaged in a box. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $5 Cook Islands
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 30.0 mm variable
FINISH Smartminted high relief
MINTAGE 999

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