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CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Nominal value
5 dollars
31,1 g
30 mm
Silver 999°
999 pcs
Production quality
Smartminting®, ultra high relief, Antique Finish
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
One side features a tortoise in the style of Aeginetic staters. At its right and left, C-I for Cook Islands. 

The other side features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around it the name of the ruler, the issuing nation and the denomination.
A brief annotation
This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago! The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable. 

Due to their stunning motif and high relief, classic Aeginetic coins featuring the tortoise are considered to be among the most beautiful coins struck in antiquity. Smartminting® enables us for the very first time since antiquity to recreate the incredible relief of these ancient coins.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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