Cook Islands. 20 $. 2018. Silver .999. 88 g. Antique finish. Height 60 mm.
Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
The obverse shows a circular impression with the portrait of the English Queen facing right; below the portrait, the signature I(an) R(ank) B(roadley) and, surrounding it, the legend ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS / 2018. Below the impression, the inscription Emperor Penguin .999 / Limited Edition 888 pcs 88 g. The reverse presents an emperor penguin, its baby huddled against the protecting body of the parent.
Gold Coin – Part of the collection “Special Shapes Gold”
Palau. 1 $. n. y. (2018). Gold .9999.0.5 g. Brilliant Uncirculated. Diameter 13.92 mm.
Mintage: 15,000 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
The obverse shows a circular impression, in it the coat of arms of the Republic of Palau, surrounded by the legend REPUBLIC OF PALAU / 1 $. The reverse presents a stylised young emperor penguin.
Few other nature documentaries have stunned their audiences like March of the Penguins did. Released in 2005, the film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for its moving depiction of the emperor penguin’s mating behavior.
The immense hardships that the animals endure when they migrate 200 km upcountry to their colonies; the privations that the male penguins suffer to protect their only egg from the icy winds in their brood pouch for 64 days; the 200 km to the sea that are covered first by the female, then by the male, in order to collect food for the chick have turned the emperor penguin into a symbol of parental love for their children.
CIT Coin Invest AG dedicates its latest three-dimensional silver coin minted with smartminting technology to this love. After Giant Panda (2016) and Sea Turtle (2017), the Emperor Penguin continues the series of animal-featured coin sculptures. Thanks to the most advanced minting technology and a clever finish, the silver has been crafted in a way that imitates the dark coloring of the Penguin’s back and the white of the penguin’s belly without additional color application. Thanks to skillful frosting the penguin’s belly, which features a mother-of-pearl shine, even resembles the thick, blubber-layered plumage of the real animal.
One year after March of the Penguins, the animated film Happy Feet came into cinemas, turning the penguin drama into a child-friendly comedy. Its protagonist, the penguin Mumble, is alluded to in the latest gold coin of CIT Coin Invest AG’s “Special Shapes Gold” collection.
Both coins pay homage to an animal whose exemplary parental love serves as a reminder that caring for one’s children while they grow up is a parent’s most rewarding experience.
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