Delight a coin collector in your life by gifting them with a special Cook Islands coin, or add this one to your own display case. This 2016 Cook Islands Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 3 oz Silver Coin is a gorgeous item that combines two effigies of the queen with striking frosted details on mirrored fields for bold visuals.
The obverse of the coin features a recognizable image of Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy was designed by Ian-Rank Broadley in a contest to create an image to update the queen’s portrait for use on coins. The image was used on coins from 1998 through part of 2015. The queen’s portrait is underscored by a small inscription of IRB to indicate the artist. It’s also surrounded by the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, 20 DOLLARS, COOK ISLANDS and 2016.
The reverse side includes the same effigy of the queen, in part because this was the legal portrait of Her Majesty that could be used on minted coins at the time. To differentiate it from the image on the obverse, the reverse is shown in slightly more detail. It’s surrounded by floral designs that form a circle along with the inscription HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY.
This stunning coin offers a lot for collectors. It’s fairly rare, and the frosted devices and mirrored fields create a lovely visual look that’s ideal for display cases. It’s also graded PR69 by PCGS, which means it’s a near-perfect item. We protect that value by shipping it in a plastic slab.
The history of the queen’s effigy on coins is an interesting one that follows the monarch through various ages in her life. The first coins depicting Queen Elizabeth II were issued in 1953 and included a portrait of the young monarch. In 1968, a new effigy appeared, depicting a more mature queen and including a crown. The portrait was updated again for coins in 1985 and 1998. Current coins bear an effigy designed by Jody Clark that was unveiled in 2015.
Order your 2016 Cook Islands Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Silver Coin from Provident Metals by calling 1-800-313-3315 or using the online options. If you have questions, our reps can provide answers via phone, chat or email.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||BH Mayer Mint|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||PCGS Plastic Slab|
|Metal Content||3 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Queen Elizabeth 90th Birthday|
|Packaging Dimensions||8.6 x 5.6 x 0.9|