The 2023 Cook Islands Sparta 3 oz Gilded Silver Coins CIT taking one of their beautiful coins and taking it to the next level. This is a gorgeous, highly detailed coin featuring the legendary Spartan warriors. They then gilded it with gold accents giving the image more depth. Legend has it that these fierce warriors though small in number were able to hold off an army numbering in the thousands. These warriors have been the subject of movies including 300 which was an adaptation of a graphic novel. Three warriors are shown here with Helen in the background.
- Made of 3 oz .999 fine silver
- Face value of $20 backed by the Cook Islands
- Proof quality
- Very limited mintage of 888 available worldwide
- Obverse side has Spartans riding in a chariot and a small effigy of Queen Elizabeth II above them
- On the reverse side is the image of three Spartan warriors and Helen of Sparta in the background
The reverse side of this coin is the subject here with the image of three Spartan warriors ready for battle. In the background is Helen of Troy. Engraved behind them is ‘SPARTA’. The image here is created in ultra-high relief using CIT’s SmartMinting® technology. They gave this image a proof finish that makes the image really pop. They then gilded parts of the image with gold accents that gives it even more depth.
On the obverse side of the coin is a couple of Spartans riding a chariot drawn by four horses. Above them is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the Ian Rank-Broadley version which has the queen wearing a tiara and pearl earrings. To the left of her is ‘ELIZABETH II’. Above her head is ‘5 DOLLARS’. To the right is ‘COOK ISLANDS’. At the bottom of this side is ‘2023’.
The 2023 Cook Islands Sparta 3 oz Gilded Silver Coin is CIT taking their ‘ordinary’ coin and making it their version of extraordinary which to us would mean out of this world. Get yours today.