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2023 1/2 Gram Cook Islands Gold Arethusa Coin – Numismatic Icons Series

Mint: Cook Islands

Design: Explore the ancient world through the lens of modern bullion with the 2023 1/2 Gram Cook Islands Gold Arethusa Coin, the fourth installment in CIT’s esteemed Numismatic Icons Series. Combining ancient visuals with contemporary craftsmanship, this coin showcases the left-profile relief of the mythological nymph Arethusa on the reverse, complemented by the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Coin Highlights:

  • Comes individually encapsulated for protection.
  • The 4th coin in the Numismatic Icons Series by CIT.
  • Industrial-proof visuals with limited mintage of only 5,000 coins.
  • Contains 1/2 Gram (.01607 Troy oz) of .9999 pure gold.
  • Bears a face value of 5 Dollars fully backed by the Cook Islands.

Presentation: Each 2023 1/2 Gram Cook Islands Gold Arethusa Coin is securely housed in an individual capsule, preserving its intricate details. These industrial proofs boast strong frost throughout the visual field, with select elements featuring mirror-like finishes.

Mythological Inspiration: Arethusa, a nymph from ancient Greek mythology, is associated with a freshwater spring in the region of Elis in the Peloponnese. The coin brings her captivating left-profile relief to life, surrounded by dolphins and the CI initials of the Cook Islands.

Obverse Design: The obverse of the coin features a regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, presented in right-profile relief. This iconic design by Ian Rank-Broadley, created in 1998 for the Royal Mint, has graced numerous coin programs across the Commonwealth.

Reverse Design: On the reverse, the depiction of Arethusa is a tribute to Greek mythology. Her left-profile bust is adorned with dolphins in front and behind, with the CI initials of the Cook Islands beneath her chin.

Immerse yourself in the allure of ancient myths and contemporary numismatic artistry with the 2023 1/2 Gram Cook Islands Gold Arethusa Coin. Limited in mintage, this coin is a captivating addition to any collection. Secure your piece of this mythical narrative today at JM Bullion.

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.5 g