SCARLET MACAW 3D World Of Parrots Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016

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This beautiful Silver coin is the third of the new series "World of Parrots", this brand new 3D coin features the national Honduras bird, the Scarlet Macaw. Each coin features the bright plumage of the parrot 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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Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 20
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 2.500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Scarlet Macaw
The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras. It is about 81 centimetres (32 in) long, of which more than half is the pointed, graduated tail typical of all macaws, though the scarlet macaw has a larger percentage of tail than the other large macaws. The average weight is about 1 kilogram (2.2 lb). The plumage is mostly scarlet, but the rump and tail-covert feathers are light blue, the greater upper wing coverts are yellow, the upper sides of the flight feathers of the wings are dark blue as are the ends of the tail feathers, and the undersides of the wing and tail flight feathers are dark red with metallic gold iridescence. Some individuals may have green in the wings. There is bare white skin around the eye and from there to the bill. Tiny white feathers are contained on the face patch. The upper mandible is mostly pale horn in color and the lower is black. Juveniles have dark eyes; adults have light yellow eyes.


The coin's reverse depicts a beautiful parrot in 3D called Scarlet Macaw flying in its natural habitat. On the top of the coin the inscriptions: “Scarlet Macaw – Ara Macao” and the name of the series "World of Parrots". On the bottom, the issue year “2016”. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, the issue country: “Cook Islands” and the face value: “5 Dollars”.