|Country: Cook Islands||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 155.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 25 dollars||Dimensions: 65|
|ID: CK0336||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 750 pcs|
The brand new issue of our successful Mother of Pearl Coin series celebrates the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle. Struck from 5 oz silver 999 in proof quality, it’s the masterpiece of minting technique: for the first time 2 differently colored mother of pearl inlays are featured on one coin! The worldwide mintage is limited to 750 pieces.
The effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse of the coin. The portrait is surrounded by the inscriptions denoting the Queen’s name, the issuing country and year.
The particular appeal of the coin is its reverse inner core made out of two real nother of pearl inlays surrounded by pure silver. The artistic image continues on the outer edge of the coin breathing life into the legendary invention. Historians disagree about the invention of the bicycle, and many dates are challenged. The first two-wheeled rider-propelled machine for which there is indisputable evidence was the draisienne, invented by Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun of Germany.