Cook Islands 2011 Year of Rabbit 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2011 Year of Rabbit 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2011 Year of Rabbit 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver Proof $1 Set
Year of the Rabbit silver proofs create an even-grander scene inside this innovative display case! The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful rectangular coins in a brilliant display case, all featuring impressive color. And all struck in pure silver. These coins are huge – at 47.60 mm wide, they are nearly 2 inches across! What’s more, this set comprises the complete Year of the Rabbit issues in 1 ounce rectangular form, featuring bunnies of four different colors! When you assemble the coins end-to-end (as they come in the display packaging), they com together to create a large, Oriental-style vignette. Best of all, the mintage is limited to. Only 3,000 complete sets worldwide. At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value and a great investment! Create this Charming Tableau with All Four Rabbit Rectangles! First year of issue. We have been made aware that the majority of the Rabbit Rectangle Silver Proof Sets are going to the East and Far East, whence they will never return. That means that 1,000 or less of these sets will be available for the rest of the world! Consequently, we expect a very fast sell out at the Mint. If you want to be one of the lucky few to own this set, don’t delay! A sell out at the Mint was anticipated and has occurred. Four Different Coins Combine to Make One Cohesive Scene! There are four different rabbit portraits, one per coin, each with different colored bunnies: Large medium brown rabbit is ready for his afternoon nap. Two playful, adult white rabbits don’t follow them down the rabbit hole! A black rabbit looks ready to hop right out of the picture! Parent and young grayish-brown rabbits nuzzle in a windswept landscape. These four rabbit silver dollars form a single outdoor scene when placed end-to-end in the order described above. To highlight this tableau, the Perth Mint has developed an ingenious new presentation box that showcases all four rabbit silver proofs contiguously, thereby allowing display of the entire vignette while protecting the coins in an elegant, red and black case! The Year of the Rabbit – Most Cuddly! Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month. In 2011 we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rabbit (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011) are said to exhibit that animals attributes. They are sociable, amiable, and artistic, and are often shy, soft-spoken and cautious. They are often noted for their elegance and good taste. Rabbits can be moody, superficial and self-centered, as well. This is the fourth annual release in the new Lunar Series II zodiac program that began in 2008. The rabbit is not the strongest animal in a physical sense of the twelve Chinese zodiacal signs; they are dedicated and sensitive. Rabbits are usually kind and sweet; this makes them popular people. Nobody ignores them, for they are good company and know how to make the best of themselves. Even though they are popular and loved by their friends and family, rabbit people can also be pessimistic. They are conservative and insecure, and that explains why most of the them don’t like changes. It is not easy to provoke Rabbit people, as they are calm. They don’t like to argue and enjoy quiet, peaceful lives. They are also sentimental, compassionate and loyal. One can do much worse than to have a Rabbit as a friend! Please see the article further below for a short presentation on the Cook Islands. Rabbits in Australia – A Tragedy of Unintended Consequences. Rabbits are not native to Australia – they are an invasive species, first introduced to the Island Continent 150 years ago. One Thomas Austin released 12 wild rabbits onto his property, Barwon Park, near Winchelsea, Victoria, in October 1859 for hunting purposes. He had asked his nephew William Austin to send him 12 gray rabbits, five hares, 72 partridges and some sparrows from England so that he could continue his hobby in Australia by creating a local population of the species. One theory as to why the Barwon Park rabbits adapted so well to Australia is that the hybrid rabbits that resulted from the interbreeding of the two distinct types were particularly hardy and virile. At the time Austin had stated, The introduction of a few rabbits could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting. The rabbits proliferated explosively. With mild winters, they were able to breed the entire year. With widespread farming, areas that may have been desert, scrub, or woodlands were instead turned into vast areas with low vegetations, creating ideal habitat for rabbits. In a classic example of unintended consequences, within ten years of the introduction in 1859, rabbits had become so prevalent that two million could be shot or trapped annually without having any noticeable effect on the population. It was the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal anywhere in the world. Since their introduction, the effect of rabbits on the ecology of Australia has been devastating. Rabbits are suspected of being the most significant known factor in species loss in Australia. The loss of plant species is unknown at this time. Rabbits often kill young trees in orchards, forests and on properties by ringbarking or girdling them. Rabbits are also responsible for serious erosion problems as they eat native plants, leaving the topsoil exposed and vulnerable to sheet, gully and wind erosion. The removal of this topsoil is devastating to the land as it takes many hundreds of years to regenerate. Annually, European rabbits cause millions of dollars of damage to crops. Technology Note – Color. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. Four different vignettes of different colored rabbits, each set in an oriental-style outdoor setting depicting bamboo, flowers, other vegetation, and a mountain in the background. The Chinese character for “Rabbit” and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark halos occur. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The coins are encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury presentation case with a see-through lid that allows for the easy display of the coins, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Perth Mint of Australia. 4 Dollars (4 x One Dollar). 124.54 g (4 x 31.135 g). 47.60 mm nearly 2 inches! X 27.60 mm. 999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000. The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent. With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands’ number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports. Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item “Cook Islands 2011 Year of Rabbit 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver Proof $1 Set” is in sale since Tuesday, May 29, 2012. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Year: 2011
  • Composition: Silver
  • Certification: New in Mint Packaging OGP + CoA
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia

Cook Islands 2011 Year of Rabbit 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2012 Year of Dragon 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver 1 Oz Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2012 Year of Dragon 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver 1 Oz Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2012 Year of Dragon 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver 1 Oz Proof $1 Set
Year of the Dragon silver proofs form an even-grander scene inside this innovative display case! The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful rectangular coins in a brilliant display case, all featuring impressive color. And all struck in pure silver. These coins are huge – at 47.60 mm wide, they are nearly 2 inches across! What’s more, this set comprises the complete Year of the Dragon. Issues in 1 ounce rectangular form, featuring beasts of four different colors! When you assemble the coins end-to-end (as they come in the display packaging), they com together to create a large, Oriental-style vignette. Best of all, the mintage is limited to. Only 3,000 complete sets worldwide. At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value and a great investment! Create this Dramatic Tableau with All Four Dragon Rectangles! Four Different Coins Combine to Make One Cohesive Scene! There are four different dragon portraits, one per coin, each with a different colored beast: brown, orange (golden), red and blue. Each dragon chases after its own pearl of wisdom, set against a backdrop of Orientalist waves and clouds. Form a single outdoor scene when placed end-to-end in the order described above. To highlight this tableau, the Perth Mint has developed an ingenious new presentation box that showcases all four silver proofs contiguously, thereby allowing display of the entire vignette while protecting the coins in an elegant, red and black case! The Year of the Dragon – Most Powerful and Auspicious! Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month. In 2012 we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rabbit (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012) are said to exhibit that animals attributes. While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because theyre most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast! Theyre driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. Theyre passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. This is the second annual release of Lunar Animal 4-Coin Rectangular Silver Proof Sets. The Oriental or Chinese concept of the dragon is much different than the European notion of this beast. Whereas in the West dragons are nearly always evil, fire breathing creatures of immense size and destructiveness, in the East they are beloved. Chinese dragons are benevolent, representing most auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, and floods. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang (male) and perfectly complements a yin (female). The mythical “Chinese phoenix”. Is a mystical being, able to use an almost unlimited range of magical or supernatural powers. It is able to disguise itself as a silkworm, or become as large as our entire universe. It can fly among the clouds or hide in water. It can form clouds, turn into water or fire, become invisible or glow in the dark. It is interesting to note that the Oriental dragon’s ability to fly is a magical (not a physical) ability; unlike European dragons, Chinese dragons are rarely if ever depicted with physical wings. Historically, the dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China. Many pictures of oriental dragons show a flaming pearl under their chin. The pearl is associated with wealth, good luck, and prosperity. In Chinese culture, the pearl also symbolizes perfection, which is only obtained through the highest forms of wisdom. As such, the pearl is retained in the clutches of the dragon, who, like the emperor, reveals great “pearls of wisdom” as it bestows abundance and prosperity upon its people. This coin features the most powerful and auspicious of all the animals in the Chinese Lunar Zodiac – the Dragon. The dragon is always the most popular animal, and always sells out. Previous Year of the Dragon coins now sell for many multiples of their issue prices. Don’t delay, tame your dragon today! Technology Note – Color. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. Four different vignettes of different colored dragons, each set in an oriental-style scene of waves and clouds. Each dragon chases its own colored pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for “Dragon” and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark also occur. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The coins are encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury presentation case with a see-through lid that allows for the easy display of the coins, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Perth Mint of Australia. 4 Dollars (4 x One Dollar). 124.54 g (4 x 31.135 g). 47.60 mm nearly 2 inches! X 27.60 mm. 999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000. The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent. With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands’ number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports. Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item “Cook Islands 2012 Year of Dragon 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver 1 Oz Proof $1 Set” is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Year: 2012
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country of Manufacture: Australia
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia
  • Certification: New in Mint Packaging OGP + CoA

Cook Islands 2012 Year of Dragon 4 Coin Rectangle Color Silver 1 Oz Proof $1 Set

Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof

Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof

Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof
Get the COMPLETE COLLECTION of all five Famous Naval Battles silver dollars – Salamis, Trafalgar, Hampton Roads, Jutland and Midway! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are extremely pleased to present the new Famous Naval Battles Series. Following on the heels of the tremendously well received Famous Battles of History. Program, the Famous Naval Battles Series. Offers pure silver dollars commemorating five important naval conflicts that have shaped the course of history. From the clash of the dreadnoughts at Jutland. To the carrier versus carrier slugfest of Midway. All are remembered for their landmark contributions to the annals of naval warfare. Get the complete set of five while we still have them all! Five Great Coins, One Low Price! Today, the Battle of Salamis, fought 25 centuries ago, is little known and perhaps barely remembered outside of naval history circles. Yet, like the other three decisive victories of Athens and the other ancient Greek city-states over the Persians Marathon. And Plataea, it is fair to say that we would not have Western culture or society as we know it had the Greeks faltered and lost at Salamis. A number of historians believe that a Persian victory would have stilted the development of Ancient Greece, and by extension Western Civilization per se, and has led them to claim that Salamis is one of the most significant battles in human history. The featured warship is a Greek trireme. The British victory spectacularly confirmed the naval supremacy that Britain had established during the past century and was achieved in part through Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson’s departure from the prevailing naval tactical orthodoxy, which involved engaging an enemy fleet in a single line of battle parallel to the enemy to facilitate signaling in battle and disengagement, and to maximize fields of fire and target areas. Nelson instead divided his smaller force into two columns directed perpendicularly against the larger enemy fleet, with decisive results. The featured warship is. Hampton Roads 1862 AD. North versus South in the Duel of the Ironclads! The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as the Battle of the. , was the most famous, and arguably most important, naval battle of the American Civil War (from the standpoint of naval innovation and development). It was fought over two days, March 8-9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond Rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia’s largest cities, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade. Clash of the dreadnoughts! The German High Seas Fleet had been built up by Kaiser Wilhelm II in the decades preceding the First World War, effectively to challenge British control of the oceans, including the North Sea. This buildup is frequently cited as one of the many causes of the war. The High Seas fleet clashed with the British Grand Fleet on a large scale this one time only, at Jutland, with over 250 ships involved on both sides. Loss of life was terrible – nearly 10,000 men were lost, as three British battlecruisers exploded and sank within minutes when their gun turrets were hit. On the German side, the “Death Ride of the Battlecruisers” indisputably saved Admiral Scheer’s High Seas Fleet, rather than giving him the decisive victory he longed for. This coin portrays the British flagship. In all her glory, with the color image showing her leading the Grand Fleet in line ahead, entering the fray of the battle. The underdog United States Navy, heavily outnumbered and still reeling from the devastating sneak attack at Pearl Harbor, dealt a crushing defeat to the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway Island in early June, 1942. Planes from American aircraft carriers sank four Japanese flattops for a loss of one of their own. British military historian John Keegan as the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare. The featured warship is. With the color image showing the Japanese carrier. Shown exploding in flames. Famous Naval Battles 5-Coin Silver Proof Set. Of the Famous Naval Battles. Series, minted by the Perth Mint. The complete program comprises: Salamis – 480 BC. Ancient triremes Trafalgar – 1805 AD. Napoleon Hampton Roads – 1862 AD. The duel between ironclads. Jutland – 1916 AD. Clash of the Dreadnoughts Midway – 1942 AD. Carrier + Five Coin Display Box. Please see the article further below for a short presentation on the Cook Islands. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. The color vignette depicts a dramatic scene from each battle. The legend names each battle and its date. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Perth Mint of Australia. 155.675 g (5 x 31.135 g). 5,000 each single coin. 999 Fine (Pure) Silver. Darryl Bellotti (obverse) Raphael Maklouf (reverse). The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000. The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent. With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands’ number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports. Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item “Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2012. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Year: 2010
  • Composition: Silver
  • Finish: Proof with Color

Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof

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