CRUSADE 9 Edward I of England Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016

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This beautiful Silver coin issued by Cook Islands is dedicated to the Ninth Crusade. It belongs to "History of the Crusades" series. The Ninth Crusade is commonly considered to be the last major medieval Crusade to the Holy Land. The coin will be shipped in a special box, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Low mintage to 1.000 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 25
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 1.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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The Ninth Crusade
The Ninth Crusade, which is sometimes grouped with the Eighth Crusade, is commonly considered to be the last major medieval Crusade to the Holy Land. It took place in 1271–1272. Louis IX of France’s failure to capture Tunis in the Eighth Crusade led Henry III of England’s son Edward to sail to Acre in what is known as the Ninth Crusade. The Ninth Crusade saw several impressive victories for Edward over Baibars. Ultimately the Crusade did not so much fail as withdraw, since Edward had pressing concerns at home and felt unable to resolve the internal conflicts within the remnant Outremer territories. It is arguable that the Crusading spirit was nearly “extinct,” by this period as well. It also foreshadowed the imminent collapse of the last remaining crusader strongholds along the Mediterranean coast.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts Edward I of England standing firmly with his sword in his hands. On the background a battle frame of the crusade. On the bottom of the reverse, the crusades papal Coat of Arms with the inscriptions: “Edward I of England” and “2016” – the issue year. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “Ninth Crusade 1271”. The obverse of the coin depicts, on the top, the inscription: “History of the Crusades” – the name of the series and on the bottom: “5 Dollars” - the face value, “Cook Islands” - the issue country and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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