Though the story of the HMS Bounty sounds like something only Hollywood could come up with (and Hollywood did make movies of it) the mutiny on the HMS Bounty is indeed a true story. The 2020 Cook Islands 1/10 Gold HMS Bounty Coin commemorates this famous ship. This coin is a popular coin among collectors. Perhaps it is because of its beautiful design crafted in 1/10 Troy oz of .999 fine gold.
- Made of 1/10 Troy oz .999 fine Gold.
- Packaged in protective plastic capsules
- On the obverse is an image of Queen Elizabeth II
- The reverse has an image of the ship the Bounty
The HMS Bounty is the site of the most famous mutiny in maritime history. Here the crew, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied against their captain, Captain William Bligh. This story was the inspiration for a motion picture that featured memorable performances by Marlon Brando and Richard Harris. Many are drawn to the story that points out the foibles of man, the intricacies of governing a group of men at sea, and the fragility of a captain’s command. After the mutiny, Captain William Bligh found the mutineers and took them into custody.
On the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley’s classic depiction of Elizabeth II. Here she is facing to the right with a look of determination on her face. She is wearing a crown and Royal Jewelry. Above her head is ‘ELIZABETH II’ and ‘COOK ISLANDS”. Below her image is ‘2020’.
On the reverse is the HMS Bounty in all her majesty. One can appreciate the detail of the ship and its riggings. This was a fast sailing ship. Below the ship is ‘10 Dollars’ At the bottom edge of the coin is ‘1/10 OZ FINE GOLD .9999’. The background is a swirly grid with a matte finish that makes the ship in shiny gold really pop.
Make this 2020 1/10 oz Gold Cook Islands HMS Bounty Coin a part of your collection. This is a great coin that everyone is going to want. Get yours today.