Resource Trade, Russia
5 dollars (Cook Islands)
Proof, color image, gilding
BH Mayer Mint (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse: in the centre – a portrait of the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II, above it - inscription: «COOK ISLANDS» and the face value «5 DOLLARS», at the bottom – the inscription «ELIZABETH II».
The reverse: in the center – the image of the revered icon «Our Lady of Smolensk» – the oldest and most beloved by Orthodox people.
A brief annotation
The Icon of Our Lady has been known in Russia since ancient times. There are several theories about the origin of her name, but the fact is that she is the guide to eternal salvation. Being the first intercessor for us before the Lord, Our Lady of Smolensk helps everyone who prays to her for the healing of incurable diseases, for the peace in family and other difficult and irresolvable situations.