Brexit vote marked on new silver, gold coins
- Published: Aug 29, 2016, 5 AM
In a historic vote on June 23, the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. The step to British isolation sent the stock and money markets on a carousel ride. This event — one of the most significant moments in EU history — is subject of a new program of three Proof commemorative coins from the Cook Islands.
The program is being issued by Coin Invest Trust, a private Lichtenstein-based company.
The program consists of a .999 fine silver dollar, a .9999 fine gold $5 coin and a .9999 fine gold $20 coin, all of which show the outline of the United Kingdom and the Union Jack flag opposite continental Europe.
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The $1 and $20 coins features the outline of the United Kingdom colored with the Union Jack.
All three coins feature the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The silver dollar weighs 3 grams, measures 26 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 2,016 pieces, which were reported sold out by Aug. 5.
The gold $5 piece weighs 0.5 gram, measures 11 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces, and the gold $20 coin weighs 3.1 grams, measures 26 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 2,016 pieces.
No U.S.-based distributor was named, so coin collectors will have to search the secondary market.
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