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2016 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary Trans-Siberian Railway 5 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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The Cook Islands are known for producing some beautiful coins that feature mother of pearl. This is unique in the world of precious metals coinage. Since 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Cook Islands has decided to create a special coin to celebrate this monumental accomplishment. Right now, Provident Metals has the 2016 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary Trans-Siberian Railway 5 oz Silver Coin available.


  • Ships in a red and blacked box!
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • 1st of two releases to celebrate the creation of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  • Mintage limited to just 750 coins!
  • Each coin contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Given a face value of $25 (CID) backed by the government of the Cook Islands.
  • Queen Elizabeth II proudly featured on the obverse.
  • Reverse imagery is that of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Each of these coins ship in a beautiful black case with a red-curtain box that features full-color artwork representative of the imagery on the coins. Included with your purchase is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity that proves the validity of the coin.


The obverse face of these coins bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile portraiture. The Queen has appeared on all commonwealth coins since she took the throne in 1952. This is the fourth-generation image of the Queen used on commonwealth coinage since she became queen. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.


On the reverse, you will see the image of a steam locomotive barreling down the tracks of this railway in the mountainous region of Siberia. To finish the design, you will an olive-green piece of Mother of Pearl on the reverse side of these coins.

The Trans-Siberian Railway is 5,772 miles long, which makes it the longest railway line in the world. It connects Moscow to the port city of Bladivostok. Completion of the railway occurred in 1916.


These coins are minted by MDM, a German minting facility that is responsible for a variety of different coins each year. MDM produces both bullion and proof coins from numerous countries around the world.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer BH Mayer
Condition Brillian Uncirculated
Denomination $25 CID
Country Cook Islands
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Mother of Pearl
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 750
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573273