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    2022 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin (BU)

    One of the more popular silver coins for sale from the South Pacific just happens to have a design focus that celebrates one of the most infamous ships to ever sail the waters of the South Pacific. The Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins are an annual release and are available in investment-grade silver bullion each year. Right now, 2022 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: ... Read More

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    2013 $5 Proof Cook Islands Silver Wildlife Preserve Penguin Prism Coin

    The Wildlife Conservation Prism coin series was made to bring awareness and focus on species conservation. Many animal species around the world have become endangered, and this coin collection serves as a great reminder of that. The 2013-coin release offers a unique visual appearance for coin collectors to enjoy. Today, the 2013 $5 Proof Cook Islands Silver Wildlife Conser... Read More

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    2013 $5 Proof Cook Islands Silver Wildlife Conservation Polar Bear Prism Coin

    The Wildlife Conservation series was created in an effort to bring awareness to animal species around the world that are endangered. This 2013-coin design features the polar bear, a species that resides in the Arctic on ice-covered waters. Scientists estimate that less than 26,000 polar bears are left in the world, making this species endangered. The 2013 $5 Proof Cook Isl... Read More

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    2013 $5 Proof Cook Islands Silver Wildlife Conservation Humpback Whale Prism Coin

    The Wildlife Conservation series features colorized images of endangered species from around the world. This 2013 release shows the great creature that lives under the sea, the humpback whale. Humpback whales live in all oceans worldwide and can travel great distances, making them a truly extraordinary creature. The 2013 $5 Proof Cook Islands Silver Wildlife Conservation H... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Proof Cook Islands Silver Big City Lights New York Coin

    JM Bullion is proud to present a new silver coin that is ideal for lovers of the Big Apple! This remarkable proof specimen features in its reverse design a spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline from Empire Fulton Ferry Park. Travel is expensive these days, so why not visit NYC virtually with these incredible silver coins. Now, 2022 1 oz Proo... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Norse God Heimdall Coin (Ultra High Relief, Gold Plated)

    Norse mythology not only formed the spiritual foundation of one of the world's great historical cultures, but it has also inspired people for generations from far beyond its Scandinavian origins with its air of mystery and drama and its unique web of legends surrounding great themes like destiny and the transformation of the world. T... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Pegasus Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    The ancient Hellenic city-state of Corinth was a wealthy and powerful polity on the isthmus that joins the Peloponnese Peninsula with the rest of Greece. It produced its own coins, some of the most important and well-known ancient coins that survive today thanks to the city's ties to seagoing trade, and many of them featured a certain winged horse of great mythic fame: Peg... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Key To My Heart Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    In collaboration with Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust (CIT) and Mayer Mint have once again produced a remarkable coin using Smartminting© technology. In this exquisite new release, collectors have the chance to own a coin shaped like an actual silver key. While keys have many symbolic meanings, here it is tied to romantic love and its ability to unlock the secrets of the ... Read More

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    2023 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Norse God Hel Coin (Ultra High Relief, Gold Plated)

    The latest release in the Norse Gods Series features Hel, Queen of the Dead. This spectacular ultra-high relief coin contains 24-karat gold plating that is augmented with an antique finish. Together, these lend the coin a quality that feels both ancient and majestic. If you’re a fan of Norse mythology, this is a coin that definitely belongs in your collection. Today, 202... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Cook Islands Silver X-Ray Mummy Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    The second coin in the X-Ray Series is available to collectors now and features a stunning mummy design. This release is the follow-up to the popular Vitruvian Man design and like that coin has been produced with exquisite Smartminting© technology. But what really sets these specimens apart is their stunning dark-colored obverse featuring x-ray imagery. Right now, 2022 1 ... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    It is hard to name another structure in the world that has become as beloved for its flaws as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral, already "leaning" by the time it was first completed in 1372, celebrates its 650th anniversary in 2022. It's an occasion commemorated by the 2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin, now on offer from... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Matterhorn Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    The Cook Islands, a small island country between American Samoa and French Polynesia, is a free-association dependency of New Zealand and has the distinction of issuing some of the world's most valued commemorative coins. That includes this ultra high-relief issue of the 2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Matterhorn Coin, now available from JM Bullion, commemorating the legenda... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Untrapped Coin (High Relief)

    JM Bullion invites you to experience the latest entry in the innovative Trapped series from CIT. This spectacular collection combines advanced Smartminting technology with classic storytelling elements to create a suspenseful journey that will have you on the edge of your seat. Now, 2022 1 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Untrapped Coins are available to you for purchase onl... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Proof Cook Islands Silver The Rock Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    One of the most extraordinary coin designs of recent years is a new release from the Cook Islands, using SmartMinting technology to push the boundaries of numismatic art. Making unique use of ultra high-relief engravings against mirrored proof-quality backgrounds, it's a coin that naturalistically evokes the facets of a crystal or a geode in ways that are sure to capture t... Read More

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    2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Cook Islands Silver Titanic 1912 Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    There is little question that the RMS Titanic is the most well-known ocean liner in the history of cruise ships. In its day, the Titanic was the largest ship ever built and was billed by its owners, White Star Line, as an unsinkable ship. The poor souls sailing on its maiden voyage found out the hard way that this was far from the truth. Today, 2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Co... Read More

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    2022 3 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Legacy of the Pharaohs Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    JM Bullion is pleased to offer you the latest coin the Legacy of the Pharaohs collection. This exciting product line from Coin Invest Trust and Mayer Mint includes a variety of weights, finishes, and metal types. Here you will find the 3 oz silver antique version, which also includes exquisite ultra-high relief details. Right now, 20... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Proof Colorized Cook Islands Silver Masters of Art Vincent Van Gogh Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    JM Bullion is proud to offer the inaugural release in the new Masters of Art series! Devoted to the greatest artists in history, the first coin in this exciting collection features Vincent Van Gogh. Employing Smartminting technology and stunning colorization, this coin offers a vivid rendition of Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, originall... Read More

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    2022 3 oz Cook Islands Silver Spiritual Art Zeus Father of the Gods (Gilded, Ultra High Relief)

    Issued by the Cook Islands, the extraordinary Spiritual Art series of collectibles celebrates mythical figures from throughout history and from around the world. Featuring ultra high-relief engraving and beautiful gilding, these celebrations of some of the most famous ancient deities are must-haves for the discerning collector. Zeus,... Read More

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    2022 3 oz Black Proof Cook Islands Silver Special Forces Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    The Real Heroes collection from Mayer Mint pays tribute to those in the past and present who have devoted their lives to the safety and protection of others. In this listing, you will find the 3rd release in the series featuring an incredible Special Forces design. If you know someone who has served in this elite group, then these coins could be a wonderful way to show you... Read More

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    2022 5 oz Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    The year 2022 marks the 650th anniversary of the completion of the Pisa Cathedral's bell tower, best-known for the architectural flaw that caused one of its sides to subside in the process of construction and gave it the famous moniker of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of the world's most photographed structures, it is commemorated by the 2022 5 oz Cook Islands Silver Lean... Read More

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    2021 1 Kilo Cook Islands Real Heroes Firefighter Silver Coin (Colorized, Box + CoA)

    JM Bullion is honored to present a new silver coin in the Real Heroes Series that honors the firefighters who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. These coins from Coin Invest Trust consist of a full kilo of .999 pure silver and include ultra-high relief visuals and vivid colorization. If you know a firefighter who was involved in the 9/11 rescue operation, then these coins cou... Read More

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    2021 1/10 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin (BU)

    The Cook Islands Bounty Silver bullion series is an expansive collection of coins with options for all silver investors. In addition to its popular 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold coins, the series offers fractional-ounce silver and weights above 1 oz. Now, 2021 1/10 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights:... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin (BU)

    The HMS Bounty is one of the most well-known shipwrecks of all time. The Bounty, however, is more than just a shipwreck, it is one of the most famous incidents of mutiny on the high seas. After the crew of the Bounty took control of the ship, it was purposefully set ablaze and scuttled off the Pitcairn Islands. Right now, 2021 1/4 oz Cook Islands B... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin (BU)

    The latest issue of the Cook Islands Bounty silver coins for sale comes in 2021 with the same design elements featured on both sides of the coins. The HMS Bounty was a short-lived ship in the Royal Navy that has gone down in history for its infamous mutiny that has been cataloged in novels and movies for more than a century. Now, 2021 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlight... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin

    The HMS Bounty is one of the most well-known sailing vessels in human history, and for all the wrong reasons. Originally built as a private merchant vessel, it was sold to the Royal Navy near the end of the War of American Independence and made just one voyage as part of the Royal Navy. Today, the new 2020 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to you inside of an indivi... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Black Proof Cook Islands Silver The Journey Truck Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    If you have a love for travel and adventure, then The Journey series from Mayer Mint is just for you. The 4th release in the series is out now and features the 18-wheel truck, which boasts one of the mightiest engines on the road. These coins have a stunning black-proof finish and also have been produced with Smartminting© for an incredible ultra-high relief effect. Now, ... Read More

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    2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Norse God Loki Coin (Ultra High Relief, Gold Plated)

    The gods of Norse Mythology have emerged as a popular design for silver coins for sale. The Cook Islands is one of the many nations backing the issue of silver bullion coins with images of these gods. Now, 2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Norse Gold Loki Coins with gold-plated visuals are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arr... Read More

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    2021 2 oz Cook Islands Silver DC Comics Collection Batman Coin (High Relief, Box + CoA)

    The citizens of Gotham, average Joes and criminals alike, know that Batman owns the night in this metropolis. In the DC Comics Universe, Batman has the largest profile and is one of the oldest comic characters in American history. In a new DC Comics Series of silver coins, Batman is the lead-off character. Right now, 2021 2 oz Cook I... Read More

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    2022 1 Kilo Antique Cook Islands Silver Steampunk Coin (Ultra High Relief)

    Steampunk is a popular genre of Science Fiction that incorporates elements from both the future and the past. A quick survey of Steampunk culture finds its historical concerns in both the 19th Century Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution. What really sets this genre apart is its emphasis on sci-fi and even dystopian elements within this historical framework. Now, 20... Read More

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    Cook Islands Silver coins Available from JM Bullion

    While silver coins from mints such as the United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint are well-known commodities around the globe, there are other silver coins that are highly prized by investors and collectors, but not known to the entirety of the numismatic world on the level of major silver bullion coin programs. An example of a nation with fine silver products is the Cook Islands.

    There are a variety of coins representing the Cook Islands, but none of them are minted locally in the nation because it lacks the facilities to do so. Historically, the privately-owned New Zealand Mint in Auckland has struck most of the silver coins available in the marketplace from the Cook Islands, but more recently Germany’s famed BH Mayer Mint has entered the fray with a stunning ultra-high-relief coin.

    Below you’ll find more information about the variety of Cook Islands Silver Coins available for purchase from JM Bullion, including details on the Cook Islands and the mints involved in producing silver coinage for the nation.

    A Brief on the Cook Islands

    You could spin a globe around for days and probably never spot the tiny corner of the world the Cook Islands inhabit. The island country in the South Pacific Ocean exists in a state of free association with the nation of New Zealand, and comprises 15 islands with a total land area of just 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers). The largest of the islands is Rarotonga, which has an international airport and a population of just 10,572 people. In fact, Cook Islanders enjoy status as citizens of New Zealand and nationals of the Cook Islands, and there are more Cook Islanders living on New Zealand’s north island (58,008) who self-identify as being of Maori descent from the Cook Islands than those living within the 15-island chain.

    HMS Bounty Series

    One of the newest collections of silver bullion for the Cook Islands is the vaunted HMS Bounty Series. These coins are primarily offered in 1 oz silver, 1 oz gold, and 1/10 oz gold as Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. The design on the reverse remains in the same each year, focusing on the splendor of the HMS Bounty. The reverse features the Bounty as viewed from the port side in its full glory with a Royal Navy ensign flying high on a rear mast. On the obverse of the coins, the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II features on the coins.

    Each coin has 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver content and a face value of 1 Dollar assigned and backed by the Cook Islands. The coins ship with plastic flips or tubes for multiples of 20. The infamous HMS Bounty was built as the Bethia in Yorkshire, England, in 1784. Three years later, it was sold to the Royal Navy and commissioned as the HMS Bounty. The ship undertook just one mission in its Royal Navy life, sailing to Tahiti on a scientific endeavor to retrieve breadfruit plants to return to the Caribbean and attempt to plant within British colonies in that region as a cheap source of reliable food.

    However, the HMS Bounty would never leave the South Pacific. After sailing round the southern tip of Africa and across the Indian Ocean to Tahiti, the ship’s crew spent 10 months on the island before a return trip was attempted. Fletcher Christian had other ideas. Having established a life in Tahiti, he and several other crewmembers led a mutiny that resulted in the Bounty never getting out of the South Pacific. The HMS Bounty was eventually scuttled by the mutineers off Pitcairn Island to try and prevent detection of the ship, and thus the location of the mutineers.

    Cook Islands Silver Coins: Norse Gods

    Mythological gods have long sparked the interest of history buffs, but the focus is usually on the well-known and oft-cataloged Roman or Greek gods because those civilizations once ruled (at different times) the ancient world. Norse gods are lesser-known to the greater public because Norse culture never spread as widely around the world as the former two.

    Nevertheless, a recent surge in the popularity of one particular Norse god has increased the focus on the mythology of Norse culture. Thor’s appearance in the comic book revival on the big screen has resulted in a renewed interest among modern generations of Norse mythology. The newly unveiled Norse Gods Silver Ultra High Relief Proof coins produced by the BH Mayer Mint for the Cook Islands is a nine-coin program that features a number of similarities across the program, which ran in 2015 and 2016. Commonalities in each of the 9 coins include:

    • Total mintage per coin capped at 1,000!
    • Each coin ships in a themed presentation box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
    • Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
    • Each bears a face value of $10 with legal tender status in the Cook Islands.
    • All coins include an antique finish.
    • Each struck in Ultra-High Relief.

    Each coin in the Norse Gods Series is struck as an ultra-high-relief proof coin, which means the original 2 Troy oz. silver blank is struck multiple times in the coining press under immense pressure to give the finished product a 3D appearance for the design set. Additionally, an antique patina is added to the blanks before the striking process so that each coin has the appearance of age and handling, even though the products went right from the coining presses to packaging. Antique finishes add warmth and subtle depth to any design.

    Designs of the Cook Islands Norse Gods Silver Coins

    All of the Cook Islands Silver Norse Gods coins feature a different reverse design field. The individual releases in the 9-coin series feature a specific god from Norse mythology, and the series began with the familiar gods such as Odin and Thor, before working through some of the lesser-known, but still important, gods of Norse mythology. The coins were released in the following order, with the following reverse designs:

    • 1st – Odin (2015): On the reverse face of the coin is the image of Odin, sitting on his throne with a spear in his hand. His name is engraved above and below him, with the Norse language spelling featured above. Along the top of the coin is the name “Norse God.” Odin was considered the father of the gods in Norse mythology, similar to Zeus in Greek mythology.
    • 2nd – Thor (2015): In Norse mythology, Thor is one of the more popular gods. He is known as the son of Odin, the father of all gods. Thor’s magical hammer is a well-known facet of comic book storytelling, and in Norse culture, Thor is known as the god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, and strength. On the reverse face of the coin is the image of Thor wielding his infamous hammer.
    • 3rd – Tyr (2015): On the reverse of the coin is the image of Tyr who is depicted in his full armor with a sword in one hand, and a shield on the other arm. In a nod to accuracy, Tyr is depicted on the coin without a hand on his right arm. “Norse Gods” is engraved at the top along the outer rim, while “Try” is engraved above and below his image in English and Norse. Tyr was the god of war and victory. He was known for his courage and bravery, and is famously depicted in my drawings without a right hand.
    • 4th – Hel (2015): Hel is one of the few female goddesses, and she is left in charge of the underworld. Her name is the derivative from which the English language gets its term for the underworld: hell. On the reverse face of the coin, you’ll find the image of Hel, complete with a hood over her head and a wall of tortured souls behind her.
    • 5th – Heimdall (2016): In Norse mythology, Heimdall was known as the keeper of heaven and the guardian of the rainbow bridge connecting the world of the gods to the world of men. Known as Bifrost, the bridge served as a connection between the gods’ Asgard and mankind’s Midgard. On the reverse face of the 2016 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse Gods Heimdall Proof Coin you’ll find the image of the god Heimdall in the center, guarding the Bifrost bridge as it shoots off into the background between Asgard and Midgard.
    • 6th – Loki (2016): The reverse of the Loki Proof features the imposing figure of Loki, complete with a horned helmet that masks his face. In the background, the design includes a horse, fish, and soaring eagle. Loki is known as the god of evil and had the power to transform himself into other beings. He was known to transform on a regular basis into creatures such as fish, horses, and birds.
    • 7th – Frigg 9 (2016): She was known as the patroness of marriage, motherhood, maternity, and fertility. While she was the wife of Odin, she was not the mother of his famous son Thor. Frigg was also blessed with the power to see the future, and her magic spindle allowed her to spin the threads of fate. On the reverse face of the 2016 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse Gods Frigg Proof coin, you’ll find a portrait of Frigg sitting on the throne of Hlisdkialf. Aside from Odin, Frigg was the only Norse god allowed to sit on that throne.
    • 8th – Freyr (2016): The reverse side of these ultra-high-relief proof coins bears the image of Freyr, the god of peace. Freyr is also known to rule over the weather, and in the design this is depicted with the elements of rain and sun. He was also known as the god of fertility who was responsible for watching over growth.
    • 9th – Sif (2016): Sif was known more for her immense beauty than her relationship as the wife of Thor. Her long, golden blonde hair reminded many of a bountiful harvest of wheat and grains. In this way, her image was often associated with the occurrence of a good harvest season. The reverse side of the 2016 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse Gods Sif Proof coin features the image of a beautiful Sif, complete with her long locks of blonde hair.

    The coins in this series all shared a common obverse design, that of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait comes from Ian Rank-Broadley, and was designed in 1998 for use on commonwealth coinage. Engravings on this side include the year of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin, as well as its nation of issue and face value.

    About BH Mayer Mint

    BH Mayer Mint is located in Germany, where it first opened its doors for business in 1871. The company expertly crafts a variety of numismatic products ranging from commemorative coins and medals to legal tender issue products and other precious metals. A family-owned entity, BH Mayer Mint is now in its fifth generation of management and guidance, with some of its core principles remaining in place since it opened more than 140 years ago.

    Cook Islands Silver Coins: Mother of Pearl Lunar Coin

    The New Zealand Mint also produces the occasional Cook Islands Silver Coin, and recently the Mother of Pearl series has brought a unique offering to the numismatic community. JM Bullion offers the 2016 5 oz Mother of Pearl Monkey Silver coin. Introduced to coincide with the lunar calendar’s Year of the Monkey, this coin is not associated with other lunar series products, but instead is part of a Mother of Pearl series for the Cook Islands.

    Each coin released in this particular series has a unique mother of pearl finish to the core design on the reverse face of the coin, which adds visual brilliance to the striking. Other features of the coin include:

    • The obverse bears the familiar right-profile portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. The image chosen for this coin is that which was designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to grace currency in the Commonwealth nations.
    • On the reverse side of the coin is the image of a family group of monkeys huddled together amongst the foliage on the ground. Visible in the image are a male and female adult monkey with a younger monkey in front of them. Engravings include “Year of the Monkey” and the face value of “25 Dollars.”

    Mintage of these coins was capped at an extremely low 888 coins in total, with each containing 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver. The face value of each was set at $25 and enjoys legal tender status in the Cook Islands. The coins shipped in presentation boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

    About the New Zealand Mint

    The New Zealand Mint is a private company with its headquarters in the capital of Auckland. The mint excels in producing legal tender collectible coins, gold bullion products, and medallions. It was founded over 40 years ago, and today it is the only precious metal mint located in New Zealand. Central to its global status, the New Zealand Mint can boast that it was one of the world’s first mints to adopt .9999 purity as a standard in its gold bullion products.

    The mint sources all of its precious metals from international locations, producing coins and medallions using a minimum fineness of .999 for silver and .9999 for gold. The quality and impressive nature of the designs on New Zealand Mint coins puts it among the elite in the world of precious metals, with several coin programs that are coveted by the global community.

    Although the mint has a brand name that insinuates it holds status as a sovereign mint, the New Zealand Mint does not print any paper banknotes or circulation coinage for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the national government. All New Zealand Dollar paper notes and coins are produced overseas by either the Royal Mint of London or the Royal Canadian Mint.

    Get Your Cook Islands Silver from JM Bullion

    If you want to buy silver from the Cook Islands, JM Bullion has products from various programs just waiting for you to add them to your collection. You can contact our customer service team with questions about availability at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your questions.