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

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Silver producers are always looking for a new way to grab the attention of collectors and investors. One of the most popular ways to do this is to add unique features, like adding a mother of pearl inlay. The New Zealand Mint is a leader in innovative coins. Right now, you can purchase the 2017 Proof Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Lunar Rooster 5 oz Silver Coin from Provident Metals.


  • Ships in a special Mother of Pearl box!
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Mintage limited to just 888 coins!
  • 6th release in the Mother of Pearl Lunar Series!
  • Each coin contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Granted a face value of $25 (NZD) fully backed by the Cook Islands government.
  • Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse showcases the Mother of Pearl Lunar Rooster image.

The Mother of Pearl Lunar Series began in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon coin. Since the initial coin launched, there have been five other releases leading up to the Year of the Rooster design.

These coins ship in a beauty box to make displaying the coins easy. To match the coin, the shipping box is a pinkish-red. A Certificate of Authenticity ships with each coin.


Queen Elizabeth II is featured proudly on the obverse of these coins. This depiction of Her Majesty was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. It is the fourth-generation image of the Queen used on British and commonwealth coinage. She has been on all of this coinage since 1952.


On the reverse side of each coin, you will see the mother of pearl piece with a stunning rooster image. The roost is standing on only one foot, and its full plumage is on display. Engravings on this side of the coin include the face value of the coin and Year of the Rooster.


The New Zealand Mint is a private mint located in Auckland, New Zealand. Despite the fact that the name makes it sound like the New Zealand Mint is a sovereign minting facility, it isnt associated with the government at all. All New Zealand dollars are actually produced overseas at the Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint.


When you order coins from Provident Metals, you can rest assured that we take extreme care to package your order in a manner that protects the manner. Additionally, we ship our coins in discreet packaging to protect the products from theft during the shipping process. For questions or concerns about your order, please contact our customer service team via live chat, email, or telephone at 800-313-3315.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Diameter 65 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $25 NZD
Country Cooks Island
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Mother of Pearl
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 888
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 5 Troy ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 6.2x6.4x1.5
Provident ID 2573267