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Why order this $5 Cook Islands 2017 1/2 gram Proof Gold 100th Anniversary of Graf Zeppelin?
Aviation enthusiasts in particular and anyone with an interest in transportation advancements more generally is sure to appreciate this 1/2 gram 2017 $5 Cook Islands Proof Gold 100th Anniversary of Graf Zeppelin. The coin was issued to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Zeppelin's death in 1917. Struck from .9999 fine gold at the Mayer Mint in Germany, the coin comes with a certificate of authentiity, which includes, among other information, the coin's maximum mintage, 15,000 pieces.
Stunning Graf Zeppelin design
Like other coins issued by the Cook Islands, this piece features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. She is shown wearing a tiara that sits on her curly hair. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," is inscribed along the rim, as are the name of the issuing country, "COOK ISLANDS," and the coin's face value, "5 DOLLARS."
Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin is featured on the reverse looking to the left of the holder. He has a mustache and is dressed in a suit. "GRAF," which roughly translates to "count," is inscribed to his left. Under that are the dates of his life, "1838-1917." The date of issue, "2017, " is included at the bottom, while "100TH ANNIVERSARY" is inscribed along the rim on the left.
Add this 1/2 gram Gold 2017 $5 Cook Islands Proof 100th Anniversary of Graf Zeppelin to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Mint:||Mayer Mint GmbH Germany|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Display Weight:||1/2 g|
|Weight in Grams:||0.5 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.0161 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Cook Islands|