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CRUSADE 8 Charles of Anjou Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016


This antiqued brilliant uncirculated coin series issued by Cook Islands is dedicated to the Eighth Crusade. It belongs to "History of the Crusades" series. The Eighth Crusade was led by Louis IX of France from 1270. Low mintage of only 1.000 pieces worldwide.

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Eighth Crusade
The Eighth Crusade was a crusade launched by Louis IX of France against the city of Tunis in 1270. The Eighth Crusade is sometimes counted as the Seventh, if the Fifth and Sixth Crusades of Frederick II are counted as a single crusade. The Ninth Crusade is sometimes also counted as part of the Eighth. The crusade is considered a failure after Louis died shortly after arriving on the shores of Tunisia, with his disease-ridden army dispersing back to Europe shortly afterwards.
It is said that King Louis always regretted the result of his fateful Seventh Crusade that led to his capture at the hands of the Mamluks. 20 years later, nearing the end of his reign at the age of 56, Louis concocted plans for a final attempt to impose European status in the Holy Land.
Louis was additionally disturbed by events in Syria, where the Mamluk Sultan Baibars had been attacking the remnant of the Crusader states. Baibars had seized the opportunity after the War of Saint Sabas pitted the cities of Venice and Genoa against each other between 1256–1270, which had exhausted the resources and manpower of the Syrian ports that the two cities controlled. By 1265, Baibars had captured Nazareth, Haifa, Toron, and Arsuf. Hugh III of Cyprus, nominal king of Jerusalem, landed in Acre to defend that city, while Baibars marched as far north as Armenia, which was at that time under Mongol control. In 1268, the ancient city of Antioch fell to Baibars, with all its inhabitants slaughtered.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)25
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts Charles of Anjou standing firmly with his sword in his hands. On the background a battle frame of the crusade. At the bottom the crusades papal coat of arms with the inscription "Charles of Anjou." The obverse of the coin depicts on the top the inscription "History of the Crusades", the nominal value and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.