2018 Cook Islands 25 Gram Shades of Nature Sun Gazer Lizard Silver Proof Coin
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This is the fifth release in the Shades of Nature series featuring the Sun-gazer or giant girdled lizard. Named after the iconic dragon Smaug of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the sun-gazer is native to South Africa.
The coin is an archetypal Shades of Nature issue, with a gold plated proof field and an astonishingly detailed Sun-gazer Lizard struck in Smartminting© high relief. The scales are treated with a micro-minting surface finish to bring out the incomparable shine and radiance not found on ordinary strikes.
Metal Content: 25 Grams
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint Capsule, Wood Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity