2022 Cook Islands Athenian Owl – Numismatic Icons .5 g Gold Silk $5 Coin


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Why purchase this 2022 Athenian Owl 1/2 gram silk finish gold coin?

This gold coin is part of the Coin Invest Trust (CIT) Numismatic Icons series. The Athenian Owl tetradrachm, which was minted in ancient Greece for nearly five centuries, serves as the inspiration of the enchanting silk finish coin. CIT’s innovative Big Gold Minting© (BGM) method was employed in the creation of the coin, resulting in a diameter that is significantly greater than a half gram gold coin produced by standard minting techniques.

  • The Numismatic Icons Series 2022 Athenian Owl coin contains 1/2 gram of .9999 fine gold.
  • The coin is a product of Germany’s Mayer Mint.
  • The $5 legal tender coin of the Cook Islands measures 12.0 mm diameter.
  • The coin’s slightly irregular edge emulates the ancient Greek hand struck coin.
  • The coin’s charming design is highlighted by an elegant silk finish.
  • The coin will ship in its original Mint capsule.
  • Mintage is limited to only 5,000 pieces.

Exquisite Athenian Owl Design

Obverse: The obverse is adorned with a right facing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wearing a delicate jeweled tiara. The effigy is encircled by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “5 DOLLARS,” “COOK ISLANDS” and the date of issue “2022.” This interpretation of Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch was created in 1998 by acclaimed British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.

Reverse: The reverse features a breathtaking, modernized rendition of the Athenian Owl. Similar to the ancient coin, a sprig of olive and a crescent-shaped moon hover above the adorable feathered creature’s back. The coin’s vertical inscription of “CI,” which represents Cook Islands, is also cleverly borrowed from the ancient tetradrachm. The inscription is positioned as on the original Greek coin, in the location of the three character abbreviation for “of the Athenians.”

Sensational Gold Silk Coin

This Cook Islands 2022 Numismatic Icons Athenian Owl 1/2 gram gold silk finish $5 coin is presented in ungraded condition, featuring a superior quality strike, beautifully finished surfaces and magnificent eye appeal. The coin will arrive in a specially designed original Mint capsule.

This limited mintage 2022 silk finish 1/2 gram gold Athenian Owl coin belongs in your collection today!

Additional information


B.H. Mayer



Country of Manufacture




Edge Design


Metal Type


Obverse Design

Queen Elizabeth II Effigy

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Strike Type

Mint state

Metal Content

.0160754 oz



Issuing Country

Cook Islands