2017 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver Time Capsule Coin
- Country: Cook Islands
- Monetary Denomination: 5.00
- Silver Content: 1 Troy Oz
- Fineness (% purity): 99.9
- Quality: Proof-like
- Diameter: 35mm X 35mm
- Mintage 1,500
This is the first warped square shaped coin in history combined with high relief design and presented in an actual time capsule. This amazing 1 oz. 99.9% pure silver coin features SmartMinting© technology to bring out the stunning beauty of the clocks on a coin struck in the incredible proof like finish with the high relief design.
The reverse features several clocks, in different shapes and sizes. On the edge of one of the clocks appears inscription “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis,” meaning “Times change, and we change with them”.
The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II profile facing right and, in the background, appear several clock mechanisms in different shapes and sizes. The warped square design appears to bend time itself and cause these clocks to spill out of the coin with the center clock protruding through the coin.