July 28, 2016 – For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust remembers the “United Kingdom European Union membership referendum” on June 23, 2016, on a newly designed coin, which vividly contrasts the enlarged Great Britain cast in bright Union Jack colours with the rest of Europe on a silver field.
Cook Islands / 1 dollar / .999 silver / 3 g / 26 mm / mintage: 2016.
While the silver edition is minted with the innovative smartminting© technology, the golden 1/10 oz version implements another novel technology developed by Coin Invest Trust called Big Gold Minting© which facilitates minting low weight, large diameter gold coins. Mintage is limited to 2016 pieces.
Cook Islands / 5 dollars / .999 gold / 0.5 g. / 11 mm / mintage: 10,000.
The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the title of the issuing nation and the nominal value.
The reverse features a geographical map of continental Europe, juxtaposed with a slightly enlarged United Kingdom cast in the Union Jack colours. Plus, the inscription JUNE 23, 2016, and an arrow pointing to the inscription BREXIT.
By addressing this break, the latest creation by Coin Invest Trust is highly topical. Designed for the Cook Islands, the coin strikingly contrasts the enlarged Great Britain cast in the brilliant colours of the Union Jack with continental Europe, featured as a map on the silver field. In accordance with the year of the event, mintage is limited to 2016 pieces.
Cook Islands / 20 dollars / .9999 gold / 1/10 oz / 26 mm / mintage: 2016.
It was a tight race until the last minute: Only 3 percent ahead, the EU critics finally came out on top at the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016. Thereby the United Kingdom, decided to leave the union of European nations. Although Parliament still has to approve the final decision, the day of the “United Kingdom European Union membership referendum” has become a historic date already. Great Britain’s political landscape is shaken by the upheaval, as are the stock markets worldwide.
The coins are minted by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH.
Further details about the coins are available on the website of Coin Invest Trust.
Information about Brexit you can find on Wikipedia.