The 2023 Cyber Queen -The Beginning 3 oz Silver Coin is an homage to the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Starting with William Gibson’s book, Neuromancer in 1984, the cyberpunk genre combines a futuristic dystopian society where cybernetics, combining humans and machines, is prevalent and the punk rock lifestyle. This coin has a great design featuring a cybernetic woman on a motorcycle with a cat crawling up her back. This design looks stunning in .999 fine silver with a black-proof finish.
- Made of 3 oz .999 fine silver
- Black proof finish
- Very low mintage of only 999 available worldwide
- Face value of $20 is legal tender in the Cook Islands
- Obverse side has the word ‘Cyber Queen’ and small effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
- The reverse side has a picture of a cybernetic woman on a motorcycle with a cat crawling on her
Cyberpunk is a very popular subgenre of science fiction that many say started with William Gibson’s book, Neuromancer in 1984. In the world of cyberpunk, humans are struggling in a dystopian high-tech world that dehumanizes and oppresses them. Cybernetics is prevalent which combines human and machine. This genre has spawned many books, games, and movies like Blade Runner and The Matrix.
On the obverse of this coin is the word ‘CYBER QUEEN’ with a glowing neon look over a machinery-inspired background. Also on this side is a very small effigy to Queen Elizabeth. This is the Rank-Broadley’s design of the queen, which has the queen facing to the right. She is wearing a tiara on her head. The design is super detailed and you can make out the curls on her head and the lines in her face. To the left of her is ‘ELIZABETH II’. To the right of her is ‘COOK ISLANDS’. Below her image is ‘20 DOLLARS’.
The reverse side of the coin has a cybernetic woman on a motorcycle. In cybernetics, a human is augmented with machinery which we can clearly see on this woman. She has a machine-looking leg and her face looks to have some additions as well it looks like it has been repaired. Crawling up her back is a cat but if you look closely you can see that its tail is actually like a machine version of a scorpion’s tail. This design looks great and really pops on the black proof finish of the coin.
This is an awesome coin to add to your collection. With only 999 available worldwide this 2023 Cyber Queen -The Beginning 3 oz Silver Coin is going to hard to find in the future. Get yours today.