|Country: Cook Islands||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 3.11 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 18||Coin Accent: Coloring|
|ID: CK0424||Quality: Proof-like|
|Mintage quantity: 2017 pcs|
This coin is among the most astonishing and innovative ideas that have resulted in outstanding modern numismatic collectibles in a quite literal sense. The first numismatic snow globe, it displays not a snowy landscape but the famous cherry blossom known as sakura. The coin weighs 1/10 oz and was struck from silver 999 in prooflike quality. The worldwide mintage is limited to 2017 pieces.
The obverse of the Cook Islands coin is quite traditional: the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions of the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin and its issuing country.
The coin in the globe is just marvelous - thousands of pink flower petals slowly float and descend onto a charming little silver coin featuring a cherry tree in full bloom and a couple in embrace celebrating the Hanami festival. The romantic and ephemeral nature of the spring bloom and life itself are gracefully presented and make the Cherry Blossom Globe a truly exceptional display piece.