The Matterhorn is an iconic peak on the border of the Swiss and Italian Alps that has loomed large over its landscape and the human imagination alike. A magnet for explorers and adventures across the years, it’s commemorated in truly extraordinary ultra high-relief artwork on 2022 Cook Islands Matterhorn 2 oz Silver Coin, a prized collectors’ item now available from Provident Metals.
The 2022 Cook Islands Matterhorn Silver Coin features ultra high-relief detail, meaning that the features of its medallic art and design stand out from its brilliant surface to a truly unusual degree. The majestic quality made possible by the minting technology involved in its striking is preserved in a flawless finish that’s sure to delight collectors and investors and to make an excellent gift for special occasions of all kinds. Provident Metals provides this item in an individual plastic protective capsule and fully insures all shipments against the unlikely possibility of in-transit loss or damage.
The legendary cisalpine peak of the Matterhorn is seen snow-covered in virtually photo-realistic detail on the obverse side of this coin, standing out with a level of intricacy worthy of fine sculpture and unusual on most coins. This side is also inscribed “MATTER-/HORN” and carries an ice ax with the inscription “4,478 meters,” the height of its summit.
Designed originally by Ian Rank-Broadley, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the coin’s reverse side is similar to that seen on many circulation coins in Commonwealth countries. It carries the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “10 Dollars,” “Cook Islands,” and “2022.”
The Matterhorn has been an icon of alpine adventure since the first recorded ascent in modern times was made in 1865. That ascent, which succeeded but at the tragic price of three lives, took a path up the north and east faces that converge at the point called the Hrnligrat: the same angle seen on this coin. The event set the stage for multiple attempts at climbing its sheer and dangerous slopes in the decades since.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Condition||Ultra High relief|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|