999 pure silver coin proof. Smartminting allows unprecedented dimensions of high reliefs. This new technology has been impressively used to create the coin editions dedicated to the 150th anniversary of «The Great Tea Race».
Country : Cook Islands Year : 2016 Face value : 10 Dollars Metal : Pure silver. 999 Weight : 2 oz Size : 38.61 mm Quality : Proof Mintage : 999 pieces worldwide Certificate of Authenticity : Yes Box : Yes. In 1866, some of the fastest clippers carrying cargo competed in a legendary sailing race. The aim was to transport the eagerly awaited tea crops from China to Great Britain in the shortest possible time. After 99 days on their home-bound journey, the two fastest ships - the «Taeping» and the «Ariel» - arrived with a mere time difference of 25 minutes.The design of these coin issues is based on the oil painting by famous British maritime artist Jack Spurling. It shows the close finish between the two ships in the English Channel after a three-month head-to-head race, depicting their full sails with an astonishing high relief. If you have any doubt, please ask me. Get your own map of past buyers.
The item "2016 Cook Islands $10 The Great Tea Race of 1866 2oz Piedfort proof Silver Coin" is in sale since Sunday, April 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "invercoin" and is located in Madrid. This item can be shipped worldwide.