Lullaby – Little Princess

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CIT Coin Invest has issued the second issue of the “Lullaby” series. The collector’s coin “Little Princess” combines the ancient tradition of presenting a newborn child with a lucky coin, with a musical box that can be purchased with the coin.

Cook Islands / 5 Dollars / Silver .999 / 38,61 mm / ca. 1 oz. / Mintage: 999.

Description

The obverse shows a starry sky with three hearts cut out. In the lower field a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (IRB), and the inscription ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS / 2019. A large balloon and heart float in the sky.

The reverse shows a baby girl, holding her teddy and sleeping on a cloud. On her head a long pointed cap. In the background the starry sky with the three cut-out hearts as well as the big balloon and heart.

Background

In 2018 the first issue of Lullaby with the title “Dreaming Boy” was released. It already made use of all the technical processes that we now find again in the second issue “Little Princess”. The magnificent starry sky with the sparkling stars is struck in antique finish quality. This time a balloon and a big heart break through the coin edge, turning a round blank into a challenging-to-mint specially shaped blank. Three hearts are cut out of the metal with the a process that has been developed especially for CIT Coin Invest AG. It was first employed in 2013 on the multiple-award-winning Crying Wolf coin.

“Little Princess” is a perfectly suitable present for birth or baptism as it can be purchased with a musical box in which the coin is inserted. The title of the series “Lullaby” becomes reality when the musical box plays the German lullaby “Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht,” composed by Johannes Brahms, that in the English-speaking world became known briefly as “Brahm’s Lullaby.”

The issue is a lavishly designed collector’s coin that can nonetheless be used as a present. It combines the ancient tradition of presenting a newborn child with a lucky coin, with a musical box – a toy which has helped many children fall asleep with its sounds for decades.

 

For more information about the coin, visit CIT Coin Invest’s official website.

More information about the collector’s coin “Dreaming Boy” is available here.

This video clip shows you how the musical box works with the first coin of the series, “Dreaming Boy”.