Cook Islands – 2016 – 5 dollars – Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous V for Vendetta (PROOF)
ultra high relief topographic minting
In Stock / On Backorder
Metal: Silver .999
Quality: Black Proof
delivery ex-stock starting October 2016
This new Silver coin is a magnificent tribute to the most famous symbol of protesting groups and online hacktivists Anonymous – the Guy Fawkes Mask, a worldwide known mask. This original coin is specially finished, with porcelain effect and High Relief, thanks to the Smartminting technology. The coin comes in an attractive case with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pcs.
In 1605, Catholic renegade Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up The House of Lords in an effort to kill the Protestant King James I. Part of a larger group of mutineers, the responsibility fell on Fawkes to light the fuse, blowing the king sky-high. He is caught and hung, drawn and quartered as an insurgent and terrorist. Revived in the V for Vendetta comic books written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd in 1982, the notorious mask that we know now, then became an internet meme. It was first seen on 4chan (an image bulletin board) in 2006 and initially was a stick character called “Epic Fail Guy” who would strut around, failing at everything he did.
The mask was first used by Anonymous in 2008 at the Project Chanology protest – a march on the Church of Scientology. The protest was a response to the church’s attempt to remove internet video clips of an interview with celebrity Scientologist, Tom Cruise. The protesters wore the masks to allow them to demonstrate without worrying about being harassed.