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2020 Cook Islands Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped 1/2 oz Silver Specimen $2 Coin GEM Specimen in its Original Government Packaging

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2020 Cook Islands Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped 1/2 oz Silver Specimen $2 Coin GEM Specimen OGP
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Why purchase this 2020 Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped Silver coin?

Some of the world's most useful inventions were created purely by accident. Innovations included among those unintentional discoveries are the microwave oven, penicillin, the implantable pacemaker, and the spoon shaped fishing lure. While fishing on Lake Bomoseen in Vermont in 1834, Julio T. Buel accidentally dropped his spoon into the water. As he watched the spoon flutter and twist, he observed a fish claiming the spinning object as its prize. This prompted Buel to cut a spoon and add a hook, thus creating the spoon lure! This 2020 dated spoon shaped coin replicating Buel's design even includes a hook! Struck at the Mayer Mint from 1/2 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, mintage is limited to only 2,000 pieces.

Commemorative Lure Design

The reverse features a portrait of the lure's creator, surrounded by the inscriptions "LEGENDARY LURES" and "JULIO T. BUEL," with "THE BUEL SPOON" below.

The obverse is adorned with sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "2 DOLLARS," "COOK ISLANDS," "2020" and "1/2 OZ AG .999."

GEM Specimen Coin in Original Mint Packaging

This 2020 Cook Islands 1/2 oz. Silver Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped Specimen coin is ungraded, featuring a superior strike, beautifully finished surfaces and sensational eye appeal. The uniquely shaped coin is presented with a Certificate of Authenticity in a nostalgic illustrated box, which is cleverly styled to emulate a vintage lure package.

Add this Silver Specimen Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped coin to your collection today!



This 2020 Cook Islands Buel Spoon Fishing Lure Shaped 1/2 oz Silver Specimen $2 Coin GEM Specimen OGP is proudly minted by the Mayer Mint GmbH Germany. The Mayer Mint produces medallions and commemorative coinage made of gold, silver, and other precious metals, for a variety of countries.

Year of Issue:2020
Mint:Mayer Mint GmbH Germany
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM Specimen
Finish:Specimen
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1/2 oz
Weight in Grams:15.5517 g
Weight in Ounces:0.5 oz
Diameter:40 x 25 mm
Country:Cook Islands
Legal Tender:Cook Islands
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:2
Mintage:2,000
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