Cook Islands – 2021 – 10 Dollars – Exploration: Voyagers Thirs for Discovery 99 pcs limited black proof edition



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Issuing Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2021
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 45mm
Quality Black PROOF
Mintage 99 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Reloaded smartminting



The ‘Exploration; Voyagers Thirst for Discovery’ coin is the first issue in the ‘Time flies’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the human-crewed space flights on Mars to life. The coin has a Black PROOF and is struck on a 2 oz pure silver 45mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 99 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this first edition now to not miss out on this series.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts Columbus’ first landfall in the Americas with his ships in the back at the end of the 15th century.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the exploration and settlement of human-crewed space flights to Mars in our future, together with the Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “2021” (the year of issue) and “10 DOLLARS” (the face value).

Background information

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain. He left Castile with three ships at the end of the 15th century for his first trip and made landfall in the Americas a couple of months later. His purpose was to find a direct water route from Europe to Asia, but his landing place was an island in the Bahamas. Columbus’ journey marks the beginning of centuries of exploration and colonization of North and South America.

Mars is the fourth rock from the sun, just after earth. The minimum distance from Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles. The planet Mars has been explored remotely by spacecraft, beginning in the late 20th century. The purpose of these missions is to collect data about the conditions on Mars and to investigate the possibilities for human-crewed space flights to Mars. More knowledge about this red planet could also provide more insight into our earth’s history. NASA is hoping to land the first humans on Mars by the 2030s.