2018 Cook Islands 30 Gram Historical Maps Waldseemuller Proof-Like Silver Note
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Martin Waldseemüller was a German cartographer, whose map Universalis
Cosmographia is believed to be the first written record of the name America for the New World. The original map, published in 1507, spanned over two meters in width and was assembled from twelve individual sections.
To hint at the large original size, this legal tender Waldseemüller rendition is in a staggering 20 X 15 cm silver note format with worn and aged edges. Dwarfing
previous silver note issues not only in sheer dimensions, the map issued
for Cook Islands also weighs a whooping 30 grams. The superb Waldseemüller
map minted in fine silver is a true treasure for any collector.
Metal Content: 30 Grams
Issuer: Cook Islands
Dimensions: 200 X 150 mm
Mint packaging sleeve