2020 Cook Islands 1 Ounce Tortoise Ultra High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago. The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable.
Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Both are reptiles with bodies encased in a bony shell. But compared to turtles which live in water and have flippers a tortoise is an exclusive land animal with elephant-like hind legs and can’t swim.
This new issue of Cook Islands captures every detail in stunning smartminting©
ultra high relief. The tortoise’s iconic shell that they call their home stretches unbelievably high from the surface of the coin. Its legs and head combined with his shell make it look like the tortoise is walking across the surface.
Quality: Antique Finish
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 30 mm
Window Box, Certificate of Authenticity