A bone-chilling wind lashes out as we traverse our way across the Antarctic plains in one of the most forlorn and dangerous parts of the world. Before long, Mount Vinson looms before us, overlooking the icy wasteland. Located on the southern part of the Sentinel Range, Antarctica’s highest mountain is more than 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) from the South Pole, making it the most remote of the 7 Summits.
Covered in ice and snow, it was the last of the famous Summits to be discovered in 1957, climbed in 1966 and finally named in 2006.
Hence, Mount Vinson is the perfect choice to complete the tremendous Cook Islands 7 Summits series.
In addition to the legal tender status of Cook Islands, the ultra-high relief strike extends well above the surface of the coin for an amazing numismatic collectible.