Cook Islands 2022 $5 Pegasos 1oz .999 Silver Antique Coin 999 Minted

  • 1 oz of 99.9% Silver
  • Antique finish
  • Official legal tender of the Cook Islands
  • 33mm in diameter
  • 999 coins Minted

This  coin depicts Pegasus, or Pegasos as he was called by the Greeks, a winged horse, born from the liaison of the sea God Poseidon and Medusa. The liaison made the goddess Athena angry, and she cursed Medusa to be ugly and deadly. When she was killed, Pegasus sprang from her neck. Thus the flying horse can be used as a metaphor for the soul’s immortality. In modern times it has been regarded as a symbol of poetic inspiration. Namely, just like Poseidon, Pegasus was capable of creating water streams wherever he’d struck his hoof. At least two famous springs in Greece, both named Hippocrene (“Horse Spring”), were widely believed to have been issued forth by Pegasus’ hoof. By using smartminting technology CIT combines an uneven planchet with stunning ultra- high relief. Like the predecessors Tortoise and Athena’s Owl Pegasos is a worthy and eye catching modern twist of a numismatic legend. 

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Country of Issue Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2022
Denomination $8
Mintage 999
Metal Silver
Metal Purity (%) 99.90
Diameter (mm) 33.00