|Country||Cook Islands (the)|
|Face Value||5 Dollars|
|Technique||smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)|
This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago! The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable.
Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Both are reptiles with bodies encased in a bony shell. But compared to turtles which live in water and have flippers a tortoise is an exclusive land animal with elephant-like hind legs and can’t swim.
CIT is proud to release this brand new issue which captures every detail in stunning smartminting© ultra high relief. The tortoise’s iconic shell that they call their home stretches unbelievably high from the surface of the coin. Its legs and head combined with his shell make it look like the tortoise is walking across the coin! The coin is struck in an antique finish to pay tribute to the ancient coins of the past.
Fun Fact: Many turtles and tortoises enjoy being rubbed or scratched, particularly on their necks, and they will often stretch their necks right out to allow you to hit the right spot!
This incredible coin is limited to only 999 pieces, so while the tortoise moves slowly, the sales of these will not! Secure yours before they crawl away!