Cook Islands 2014 Year of the Horse 5 Oz Mother of Pearl in Box. Mother of pearl (also known as nacre) is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up pearls. It is very strong, resilient, and iridescent.
Pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Many other families of mollusk also have a nacreous inner shell layer. Mother of pearl has many uses, both decorative and practical.Nacre has been used over many centuries for all kinds of decorative purposes, such a pearl buttons and as architectural decoration. Nacre is also used to decorate watches, knives, guns and jewelry. It is often used for key touches and other decorative motifs on musical instruments. Many accordion and concertina bodies are completely covered in nacre, and some guitars have fingerboard inlays made of nacre. Mother of pearl is used to make spoon-like utensils for caviar, so as to not spoil the taste with metallic spoons. A profile portrait of a wild horse. The legend YEAR OF THE HORSE defines the theme.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and date also appear.
The coin is encapsulated inside an oversized, luxurious, easel-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an outer box. A full-color, individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
The item "Cook Islands 50$ 2014 Year of the Horse 5oz Mother of Pearl" is in sale since Friday, February 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific".
The seller is "mt-coins" and is located in Moscow, Moscow. This item can be shipped worldwide.