2006 Five (5) Ounce Gold Cook Islands $500 Proof Concorde

2006 Five (5) Ounce Gold Cook Islands $500 Proof Concorde

In 2006, the Cook Islands issued a gold proof $500 coin to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Concorde. Struck in 24 carat gold, this commemorative coin is presented in a wooden presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

This coin has an extremely low mintage, only 30 coins were issued to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Concorde.


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Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet that flew until 2003. Flying on Concorde was seen as a status symbol for many who aspired to be one of her passengers. The aircraft had a maximum speed which was more than twice the speed of sound. A typical flight from London to New York took less than three and a half hours. Concorde was withdrawn from flight on 24 October 2003.

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The obverse features a portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley and the inscription ELIZABETH II 500 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2006.

The reverse bears an engraving of Concorde showing the undercarriage and the sleek lines of the famous airplane.

Diameter 65mm
Weight 155.5g
Alloy 24 carat gold
Fineness 0.999
Actual Gold Weight 5 Troy oz
Denomination $500
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer  
Mint Westminster
Mintage 30
Finish Proof