This is the 2nd edition of Cook Islands Big City Lights series in which we honor the Australian metropolis Sydney. Over 5 million Sydneysiders, as the city’s residents are referred to, spend their days and nights in Australia’s largest city.
Besides the incredible coastline and iconic Bondi Beach, a world-famous landmark earns a special spot on the 2023 design – the Sydney Opera House.
The architectural marvel, with its design famously reminiscent of ship’s sails in the harbour, was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. An impressive detail is the sheer size of the opera house. At 185 metres long and 120 metres wide, it has roof sections weighing up to 15 tonnes and more than a million tiles on its dazzling roof.
This remarkable man-made landmark along with the recognized skyline is beautifully captured on this 1 ounce 99.9% pure silver proof coin.