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This beautiful Silver coin is the first issue of the new series “7 Summits” and shows Denali in Alaska which only bears its original Athabaskan name again since 2015 after it was called Mount McKinley for nearly 100 years. The coin has topographic smartminting relief, 5 Ounces weight and a Proof quality. Limited mintage to 777 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 11/02/2016
Denali is the tallest mountain in North America. Located in south-central Alaska, the mountain's peak is 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level, also making it the third highest of the Seven Summits — the highest mountains on each of the seven continents — following Mount Everest in Nepal and Aconcagua in Argentina. By one measure, it could be considered the third tallest mountain in the world. While it has long been believed that the Alaska Range, which spans much of south-central Alaska, was formed by tectonic activity, it has remained a mystery until recently because it is more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) from Alaska's southern coast, the closest source of mountain-building activity. A recent 3D computer model project shed some light on how the low angles and unusual bent in a geological fault further inland combined to form the mountain range.
The reverse of the coin depicts the highest mountain peak in North America – Denali, also known as Mount McKinley. The coin is completely minted in Silver, with smartminting technology, so the relief is very high and the details are incredible and perfectly recreated. All around of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Denali 6190 m – Alaska Range, North America” – the name of the coin, the height of the mountain and the place. On the bottom of the coin, the inscriptions: “The 7 Summits” – the name of the series and “2016” – the issue year. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value: “25 Dollars” and the issue country: “Cook Islands”.