SPUTNIK 50th Anniversary Silver Coin 1$ Cook Islands 2007

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The first release from The Perth Mint’s exciting 5-Coin Orbit and Beyond Series takes advantage of a revolutionary new design concept, the "orbital" coin. The coin celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Sputnik, which was launched by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957.

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2007
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .999
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 25.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range 1 oz - less than 2 oz
 
Design
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts the famous satellite in orbit. Thanks to the unique construction of the ‘orbital’ coin, Sputnik literally revolves around an image of the Earth. The design also includes the border inscription SPUTNIK 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1957-2007. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the coin's obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination surrounding another coloured image of the Earth.

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