CIT is known for producing coins using cutting-edge minting technologies, such as SmartMinting. The SmartMinting process relies on a combination of special dies, smart striking techniques, and high-pressure minting processes. The result is coins with an impressive amount of detail, often featuring three-dimensional designs and ultra-high relief, which enhances their aesthetic appeal and collectible value. One example of CIT’s SmartMinting process is the Cook Islands Wave Coin, the second issue of the Silverland Series.
The obverse design of the 2023 Proof Cook Islands The Wave 2 oz Silver Coin features a right-profile relief bust of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, skillfully crafted by Ian Rank-Broadley in his iconic 1998 design. Against a backdrop of wave lines, the effigy of the Queen graces this side of the coin, accompanied by the distinctive hallmarks that authenticate its origin.
On the reverse face of the Proof Cook Islands The Wave Silver Coin, CIT presents a captivating 3D image of a wave. Struck in ultra-high relief, this intricate design beautifully captures the ever-changing and majestic allure of waves, showcasing their timeless beauty.
As the second installment in the esteemed Silverland Series, 2023 The Wave 2 oz Silver Coin boasts a limited mintage of only 1,777 coins, each thoughtfully enclosed in a clear window display alongside a Certificate of Authenticity. Leveraging the innovative SmartMinting technology, every coin in this release exhibits proof quality, featuring frosted designs contrasting against mirrored fields.
SmartMinting Details and Wave Information
SmartMinting does not result in a singular type of coin, but rather, can be used to create coins that showcase a variety of different finishes, visuals, and even shapes. SmartMinting allows for the reproduction of incredibly detailed and complex designs on coin surfaces, often with multiple levels of relief, the creation of coins in non-standard shapes, breaking away from the typical round coin design, and can even incorporate sophisticated security features, making counterfeiting more difficult.
As for the depiction of the wave, this design showcases the power and potential of waves. Waves have the potential to harness renewable energy. Wave energy, also known as ocean wave power, is a form of green energy that converts the motion of ocean waves into usable electricity. Wave energy converters (WECs) are devices designed to capture the kinetic energy of waves and convert it into electrical power. This renewable energy source has the advantage of being predictable, as wave patterns are influenced by factors such as wind speed and ocean depth.
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