The 2022 Cook Islands 1 oz Gold HMS Bounty Coin honors one of the most famous if not infamous ships in maritime history, the HMS Bounty. This coin is a popular coin among collectors. Perhaps it is because of its beautiful design crafted in 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Made of 1 Troy oz. .9999 fine gold.
- Packaged in protective plastic capsules
- Face value of 100 dollars backed by the Cook Islands
- 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 her Royal Jewelry. Above her head is ‘ELIZABETH II’ and ‘COOK ISLANDS”. Below her image is ‘2022’.
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. Above the ship is ‘100 DOLLARS’ At the bottom edge of the coin is ‘1 Oz FINE Gold .9999’. The background is a swirly grid with a matte finish that makes the ship in shiny gold really pop.
This 2022 Cook Islands 1oz Gold HMS Bounty is a beautiful coin that would be a great addition to any collection. Get yours today.