Cook Island Issues IYA2009 Commemorative Coins

Posted on 8:50 PM by Desh

These coins are from Cook Island issued for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, in commemoration of the very celebration. There are 10 beautiful coins which are very picturesque and spectacular. The obverse side of all the 10 coins are same, and the reverse sides are minted with the planets of the solar system. Therefore, in a nutshell, it can be said that this Cook Island numismatic collection features the solar system. 

The obverse of these 10 coins features the Queen Elizabeth II, with a face value of $1. The below is the image of the obverse side of the IYA2009 coin issued by Cook Island.


The 10 reverse sides depict the the Sun, 8 planets of the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the solar system, itself in a single reverse side. Significantly the designers of these Cook Island IYA2009 coins has associated Roman & Greek mythology with coins, for each of the reverse side also features a portrait of corresponding God or Goddess from the ancient mythology. Additionally they also have in them astrological symbols of each planetary body, represented.

Here are the reverse sides and the obverse side again of IYA2009 Cook Island coins.




Here are the specifications of IYA2009 Commemorative Coins of Cook Island

Diameter : 40.0 mm
Weight : 27.0 g
Composition : Copper (Cu), silver plated with padprinting
Mintage : 5 000


In fact this Polynesian island has the largest variety of IYA2009 coins issued by a single country. These elegant IYA2009 coins of Cook Island come enclosed in an official box with certificates as follows.

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