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.
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.
Features of the coin:
- Each coin contains 1 troy ounce .999 fine Silver
- Limited mintage of 999
- Coin's obverse: features a tortoise in the style of Aeginetic staters. At its right and left, C-I for Cook Islands.
- Coin's Reverse: shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around it the name of the ruler, the issuing nation and the denomination (Five Dollars)
- Each coin is the legal tender coin backed by the Cook Islands government.