2020 Cook Islands 1 oz High Relief Lost States of America Proof $1 Coin State of Deseret GEM Proof with Pouch


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Why purchase this High Relief: 2020 Lost States of America Proof $1 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver State of Deseret

Settlers who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints first proposed the State of Deseret in 1849. The name come from the word that the Book of Mormon uses for “honeybee.” For over two decades, it had a shadow government for the Utah Territory and sought to establish the state based on Mormonism. The idea was eventually abandoned as the first transcontinental railroad brought in non-Mormon settlers. This piece from the Lost States of America Series features the state.

  • This coin is part of the Mayer Mint’s Lost States of America Series.
  • This piece was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • The coin is $1 legal tender in the Cook Islands.
  • This coin has a proof finish.
  • This coin was struck in high relief.
  • This coin will arrive in GEM Proof condition and is housed in a protective pouch.

Powerful Designs by Joel Iskowitz

Obverse: Like the reverse, the obverse was designed by internationally renowned artist Joel Iskowitz. Iskowitz was a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) and was responsible for several designs in the America the Beautiful and 50 States quarters series. The obverse features bees and honeycomb under the inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The name of the series, “LOST STATES OF AMERICA,” is inscribed in the rim frame. At the bottom of this face is a circle that features Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-side portrait of reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The image is encircled by inscriptions that note the figure’s name, “ELIZABETH II,” the coin’s face value, “1 DOLLAR,” the name of the issuing country, “COOK ISLANDS,” and the date, “2020.”

Reverse: The reverse bears a left-side portrait of Brigham Young, Young was the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His name, “BRIGHAM YOUNG,” is inscribed along the rim, as is the name of the featured state, “STATE OF DESERET.” Also included on this face is an inscription of the year in which the state was first proposed, “1849.”

Add this High Relief 2020 $1 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver Lost States of America State of Deseret Proof to your collection today.

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Cook Islands