2016 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver $5 The Great Tea Race

2016 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver $5 The Great Tea Race

This Silver coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of The Great Tea Race, a legendary sailing race from China to Great Britain.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a custom wood box and with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Low mintage of only 999 pieces.
  • Obverse: Displays a profile of Queen Elizabeth II, country of issue and face value.
  • Reverse: Features two of the ships, "Taeping" and "Ariel". Their full sails are depicted with a high relief.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands government.

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In 1866, some of the fastest clippers carrying cargo competed in a legendary sailing race. The goal was to sail with the tea crops from China to Great Britain. After 99 days on their home-bound journey the two fastest ships arrived with a time difference of 25 minutes.

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