2023 Cook Islands 2 oz Silver Historic Instruments; Astrolabe

2023 Cook Islands 2 oz Silver Historic Instruments; Astrolabe

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An antique finish coin with amazing details of a early scientific instrument which can be traced back to the 6th century AD. This ultra high relief coin has a mintage of only 1,500 worldwide and is sold out at the mint.

The COTY (Coin of the Year) Awards for 2023-dated coins feature an impressive lineup of 100 coins, with 10 outstanding coins in each of 10 specific categories. The judging process has already begun, with over 100 experts casting their ballots to select one winner in each category. Following this, the same expert panel will conduct a second round of voting to determine the overall Coin of the Year, the most distinguished coin among the category winners

The Astrolabe was nominated for the Best Crown coin of 2023. The "Best Crown" category in the COTY Awards honors coins that are chosen for their exceptional quality, beauty, and significance, making them standout pieces in the world of numismatics. These are typically larger coins, often with a diameter of around 38-42 mm, and are usually made from precious metals such as silver, but sometimes gold or other metals.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Low mintage of only 1,500 coins.
  • Comes in a box in the original capsule with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Displays a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Included are images of a globe, stars, planets, the moon, sun and other historic instruments.
  • Reverse: Features the image of an Astrolabe, an early scientific instrument. Each design element represents tools used to calculate many different problems including altitude above the horizon, identify stars, determine local latitude and many more.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands government.

A coin which represents a blend of science and myth. Add this unique numismatic Silver coin to your cart today!

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