Cook Islands / 5 dollars / silver .999 / 1 oz / 38.61 mm / Mintage: 999.
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What are the worst nightmares a person can have? One of them is likely that of being trapped without being able to move; being stuck in quicksand; being separated from the rest of the world by an impenetrable membrane. The award-winning designers of CIT Coin Invest AG have dedicated an innovative coin to this fear. The piece titled “TRAPPED” alludes to the primal fears of humans and applies the most modern minting technology to do so.

In order to be able to depict a front-facing portrait that appears to be covered by the fine fabric of a woven piece of cloth, the most elaborate minting technology was required. Smartminting makes it possible to recreate very fine patterns and to have it flow across an extraordinarily high relief. The coin’s obverse with the portrait of the Queen is struck in proof quality and refined with an antique finish.

“Trapped” is a coin for connoisseurs. It is a numismatic piece of art. A piece of art standing in an old tradition. “Trapped” is indebted to Munch’s “The Scream”, but it also picks up on images fans of the first Starwars trilogy will remember well: Han Solo frozen in carbonite.

More information is available on the CIT Coin Invest AG website.

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The BBC offers one of many interpretations of Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream”.

You can watch the scene of Han Solo getting frozen from the Star Wars movie on YouTube.


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