LIMITED EDITION - ONLY 999 ISSUED WORLDWIDE
With a habitat stretching from South Africa to Southeast Asia, nearly thirty species of cobra rule the countryside, one of the most formidable snakes in existence. They possess a very potent neurotoxic venom that some species, so-called spitting cobras, are even able to spray at the eyes of an attacker.
Struck from pure silver to a stunning Proof finish, using the very best innovative minting technology, the Cobra’s magnificent beauty is displayed in full colour on a concave background creating a stunning 3D effect.
The reverse of this coin has been struck with the Smartminting© relief process, which uses selective gloss and colouring to compliment the cupped surface—a concave effect that brings to snake breathtakingly to life. The snake’s head and torso are coloured a burnished brown, while the hood features rows of blue scales. Inscribed on the reverse are the words "MAGNIFICENT LIFE."
The obverse of the coin depicts an elegant profile of Queen Elizabeth II, a design created by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. Surrounding the queen are the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II", "5 DOLLARS", "COOK ISLANDS," and the date "2017." At the base of Queen Elizabeth II’s profile are the designer’s initials, "IRB."
This stunning coin is beautifully presented in a bespoke wooden presentation case and outer box; accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.