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NAUTILUS Jules Verne Captain Nemo Mother of Pearl 5 Oz Silver Coin 50$ Cook Islands 2014


The Republic of the Cook Islands has issued a silver coin to commemorate the Nautilus, the submarines captained by Nemo featured in Jules Verne's novels. The coin is part of the successful series Mother of Pearl Coins. This 5 oz coin consists of pure silver and its inner core is made out of real mother of pearl. Its mintage is strictly limited to only 750 pieces worldwide.

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The Nautilus is the fictional submarine featured in Jules Verne's novels: "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870) and "The Mysterious Island" (1874).
It is designed and commanded by Captain Nemo. Electricity provided by sodium/mercury batteries (with the sodium provided by extraction from seawater) is the craft's primary power source for propulsion and other services.
The Nautilus uses floodable tanks in order to adjust buoyancy and so control its depth. The pumps that evacuate these tanks of water are so powerful that they produce large jets of water when the vessel emerges rapidly from the surface of the water. This leads many early observers of the Nautilus to believe that the vessel is some species of whale, or perhaps a sea monster not yet known to science.
The Nautilus supports a crew that gathers and farms food from the sea.
The Nautilus is able to refresh its air supply, but Captain Nemo prefers to do it by surfacing and exchanging stale air for fresh, much like a whale.
Its parts are built to order in France, the United Kingdom, Prussia, Sweden, the United States and elsewhere. Then they are assembled by Nemo's men on a deserted island. The Nautilus most likely returned to this island and later helped castaways in the novel "Mysterious Island". After Nemo dies on board, the volcanic island erupts, entombing the Captain and the Nautilus for eternity.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2014
  • Face Value50 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)155.5 (5 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)65
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)750
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The inner core of this pure 999 Silver coin is made out of real Mother of Pearl with high relief and pictures the Nautilus passing by a giant octopus. Because of the nature of Mother of Pearl, this beautiful motif is actually a unique miniature work of art surrounded by precious Silver minted to the highest proof quality. It is part of sucessful series of Mother of Pearl Coins and the successor of the popular 5oz Titanic and Zeppelin Mother of Pearl Coins. This luxurious coin comes in a unique wooden box with a Certificate of Autenticity, individually numbered.