Cook Islands – 2024 – 5 Dollars – The Lion of Lucerne


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Issuing Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2024
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 9999/1000
Weight 1 oz
Diameter  33 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 499 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)



This solemn and commemorative 1 Oz Silver coin celebrates the Swiss Guards’ loyalty and bravery, symbolized by the central figure of the wounded Lion, surviving and still fighting against the invaders despite the pain. The stunning design of the coin shows various Finishes, highlighting the different important elements of the design. The coin, in Proof quality, comes in case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 499 pieces worldwide.


The reverse of the coin represents the Lion of Lucerne, the famous sculpture carved out of a natural rock face in Lucerne, Switzerland. The sculpture features a lion wounded by the invaders’ spear. The lion, entirely polished, distinguishes himself from the other areas of the design. The paw is placed upon a shield bearing the symbol of the French monarchy. On the reverse, also the inscriptions: “HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI” – meaning “to the faith and virtues of the Swiss” and “LÖWENDENKMAL LUZERN” – the name of the coin. On the obverse, the Effigy of King Charles III, along with the inscriptions: “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “CHARLES III” – the name of the King, “2024” – the year of issue and “COOK ISLANDS” – the issuing country.