Holiday Ornament – Snowflake Star
Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2023. Silver .999. Gilded. 1 oz. 50 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,023 pieces. Special technology: Inlay; smartminting® (Ultra High Relief); Special shape. Minted by B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2023. Silver .999. 1 oz. 50 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,023 pieces. Special technology: Inlay; smartminting (Ultra High Relief); Special shape. Minted by B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
Description of the Snowflake Star Coin
The blank is shaped like a five-pointed star.
One side features snowflake embellishments as well as three embedded crystals.
The other side features snowflake embellishments at the corners, as well as a portrait of Elizabeth II in the centre, below IRB (= Ian Rank-Broadley) in a circle; around it the circumscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS / 2023.
As we prepare for a hot summer, CIT is already looking ahead to next winter. With the “Snowflake Star”, the company has created a commemorative coin weighing one ounce of silver, which would also make a perfect festive decoration for your window or Christmas tree. This is all possible thanks to sophisticated smartminting technology. This ultra-high relief coin is a little work of art; not a piece to be hidden away in a collector’s safe, but rather one that brings joy to anyone who sees it.
This small, snowflake-adorned star will be issued in a limited mintage of 2,023 pieces. So, if you’re looking for the perfect (numismatic) gift in time for the winter holidays, you should keep in mind – even in summer – that December draws closer every day.
The Snowflake Star is also available in a gilded version, so the star can shine even more brilliantly.
Further Information About the Snowflake Star Coins
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CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over
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In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch have a lively, interesting, and provocative conversation with Chang Bullock and Orlando Lorenzana of CIT, where we talk about how ultra-modern coins (or postmodern coins, as we call them) have taken over the contemporary coin market and how CIT’s innovations in color and coin minting technology are changing the game for private and sovereign mints.
You cannot walk away from this podcast without learning something about the way minting has changed–and has always been changing throughout the course of monetary history–and we hope it will give you a clearer picture of where we are heading.