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CRIMSON ROSELLA 3D World Of Parrots Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2014


First issue of the new series "World of Parrots", this brand new 3D coin features one of Australia's most well-known birds, the Crimson Rosella. Each silver proof coin features the bright plumage of the Crimson Rosella in full 3D literally reaching out of the coin. The result of a ground-breaking minting technique. Mintage 2.500 pieces worldwide.

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Crimson Rosella
The crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans) is a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia which has been introduced to New Zealand and Norfolk Island. It is commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens. The species as it now stands has subsumed two former separate species, the yellow rosella and the Adelaide rosella. Molecular studies show one of the three red-coloured races, var. nigrescens is genetically more distinct.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2014
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts a beautiful parrot in 3D called Crimson Rosella flying in its natural habitat. On top of coin the inscription "Crimson Rosella - Platycercus Elegance" and on bottom of coin the name of the series "World of Parrots". The issue date 2014 is on the right side of the coin. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, the issue country and the face value.