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2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Bicycle 5 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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The 2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Bicycle 5 oz Silver Coin pays tribute to the 200-year anniversary of the invention of the bicycle. This simply designed contraption transformed the transportation abilities of countless around the world. This coin is one of 2 released to recognize this 200-year anniversary. It is delivered inside of an interesting wooden box, designed to look much like the wheel of a bicycle. The coin contains .999 pure silver which, when combined with the exceptionally low mintage figures, makes this coin highly collectible. The coin is rather large, at 5 Troy oz and has a $25 face value issued and backed by the Cook Islands governing body.


  • Delivered in unique wooden circular box, includes Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 1 of 2 coins released to celebrate the milestone!
  • 750 limited mintage!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $25 (CID), backed by the government of the Cook Islands.
  • Obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features images of the bicycle from the past and present.

The bicycle first came to live in the 19th century, in Europe. First known as the Draisienne, this contraption was developed by a man of German descent, Baron Karl von Drais. The bicycle was first publically introduces in the summer of 1817, in Mannheim and again a year later in Paris.

At the 2017 200th year anniversary of the bicycle, over a billion bicycles have been produced since the very humble start of this two-wheeled form of transportation. In fact, there are more than twice the number of bicycles produced globally than there are automobiles.


The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Bicycle 5 oz Silver Coin features the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait was created by famed sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. It has been featured on commonwealth coinage across the globe.


The reverse design of the 2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Bicycle 5 oz Silver Coin features an interesting colorized design. The image splits in two, with the left-hand side of the image paying tribute to the history of the bicycle. The right side of the image depicts a bike rider of today, riding competitively. The design features a Mother of Pearl overlay, to enhance the uniqueness of the coin.

Each of the 2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Bicycle 5 oz Silver Coins is shipped secured inside of a round wooden box that resembles the spoked bicycle wheel. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity ships with each coin.


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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer BH Mayer
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 2573272