The precious collectible coin of the Cook Islands is dedicated to the Battle of Salamis occurred between ancient Greeks and Persians in 480 BC. The piece is a part of the Famous Naval Battles series launched by the Cook Islands. The sea fight near the island of Salamis is one of the most recognizable fights of the ancient Greek world, where Greeks gained victory despite their forces were smaller than Persian ones. The reverse of the coin shows the detailed relief image of the Greek sailed vessel while the colored background depicts the scene of the combat. The latter is repeated after the picturesque painting of Kulbach. The name of the combat and its date are indicated along the lower rim of the coin. The opposite side of the coin bears the Queen’s effigy in the center while the issuing legends are placed around it along the border.
ConditionA new coin, a capsule, a CoA, a case, a presentation box.
|Item type||Coin / Collector coins|
|Nominal sum||1 dollar|
|Quality of coinage||Proof|
|Country||Australia and Oceania / Cook Islands|
|Coin material||Silver / Ag 999|