2017 Cook Islands 3 Ounce Silver & 1/4 Ounce Gold Shakyamuni Buddha Coin Set
A true masterpiece of art for the astute collector. This is the 2017 issue of the extremely successful Masterpieces of Art Premium Series.
This stunning silver coin is actually two proof coins in one: A 3 oz silver .999 coin (55 mm) and a .25 oz gold .9999 coin inlay (23 x 27 mm) in the shape of Buddha. Apart from its beautiful design, the coin boasts a number of finish and adornment features: micro-grade minting, reverse-incuse minting of inlay, select color and gold applications and Swarovski crystals.
As an additional special feature of this premium edition, the coin comes with a pair of lions that can be found as guardians at the entrances of Buddhist temples and public buildings in China.
The most common pose you will find in various temples is with the legs crossed, the left hand in the lap, and the right hand pointing to the ground with the palm facing inward toward the Buddha. This posture is known as Calling The Earth to Witness, and it is the definition of the moment of enlightenment for the Buddha.
Masterpieces Of Art Series
Denomination: $20 & $25
Metal Content: 3 troy oz silver + 1/4 oz Gold
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 55 mm
Swarovski Crystals, 2 Sculptures, Presentation Box, Booklet, COA