The exquisite 1 oz Valcambi Gold Armillary Sphere Coin is a true masterpiece crafted by the renowned Valcambi mint. This coin was manufactured for the Cook Islands, and is considered legal tender.
This stunning coin features a unique design that incorporates four rings. Each ring contains 1/4 oz of .9999 pure gold with a face value of $25. The full coin weighs 1 oz with a $100 face value. When positioned correctly they form a beautiful armillary sphere.
One of the standout features of this coin is the use of combibar technology, which allows for the easy separation of the individual 1/4 oz gold rings. This feature not only adds to the coin’s functionality but also enhances its collectability.
Please note that if you take the rings apart, it may be very difficult to put the rings back together to form the sphere. Any movement of the rings from the original placement isat your own risk.
The design of the armillary sphere on the coin is a nod to ancient astronomical instruments, which were used to map out the movements of the stars and planets. On the reverse of each ring is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. This side also features engravings of Her Majesty’s name, the issuing country, year of issue, assayer’s mark, weight, purity, and face value.
The obverse face features an elegant design of “Valcambi” written across all four rings.
This coin is a true collector’s item and a testament to the skill and expertise of the Valcambi mint. With its unique design and high purity, it’s no wonder that this coin has become a highly sought-after item among collectors and investors alike.