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Cook Islands 2013 Zeppelin Rigid Airship - Hindenburg Flying Over New York City 1937 $50 5 Ounce Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Proof with Genuine Mother of Pearl Opalescent Light Blue GX - MINTAGE ONLY 750

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Outstanding! Get the Zeppelin rigid airship Hindenburg flying over New York City, in beautiful, highly detailed, genuine mother of pearl, on this HUGE, ULTRA LOW MINTAGE (only 750), 5 ounce pure silver proof!

Sold out at the Mint!   • We don't merely like this coin, we LOVE this unique beauty - and here's why!
   • Tremendously low mintage - only 750!
   • Already sold out at the mint!
   • Stunningly engraved design features the famous Zeppelin rigid airship, the Hindenburg!
   • HUGE size - five troy ounces pure silver, 65 mm in diameter!
Investment Opportunity!   • Genuine, translucent mother of pearl in ultra high relief (looks better than the pictures!)
   • Each mother of pearl insert is intricately carved and highly detailed!
   • Each coin is displayed in a handsome, luxurious presentation case!

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Zeppelin Airship Hindenburg Over New York City in Luxury Packaging!
Full Package of Zeppelin 5 Oz

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Important Note - Mother of Pearl
These mother of pearl coins are sensational and dramatic - even more so than the photos show! Each is a visual feast that defies description, carved in high relief with intricate details! The opalescent colors and translucent nature of the nacre creates an absolutely spectacular tableau! Get this beauty at our below-market price, while they last!

Please note that there may be a protective layer of plastic film over the metal plaque on the lid of the presentation case, and some light toning of the silver coin may have occurred. Toning is a natural process of the silver and is not a defect.

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Zeppelin_Rigid_Airship_Over_New_York_City_1937The Hindenburg and the Age of Zeppelin Airship Travel
LZ 129 Hindenburg was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class of Zeppelins, the longest flying machines as well as the largest airship by total volume in the history of the world. Hindenburg was named after the late Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934. She was designed and built by the Zeppelin Company (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) on the shores of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen and was operated by the German Zeppelin Airline Company (Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei).

Hindenburg flew from March 1936 until she was destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service. Thirty-six people died in the accident that occurred during landing at  the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey. Four minutes after ground handlers grabbed hold of a pair of landing lines dropped from the nose of the ship at 7:21 pm, the Hindenburg suddenly burst into flames and dropped to the ground in a little over half a minute. Filled with hydrogen gas (and not the inert helium), she was highly flammable. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew died, as well as one member of the ground crew, making a total of 36 lives lost in the disaster. The exact location of the initial fire, its source of ignition, and the initial source of fuel remain subjects of debate. This was the last of the great airship disasters of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Mother of Pearl
Mother of pearl (also known as nacre) is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up pearls. It is very strong, resilient, and iridescent. Pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Many other families of mollusk also have a nacreous inner shell layer.

Mother of pearl has many uses, both decorative and practical. Nacre has been used over many centuries for all kinds of decorative purposes, such a pearl buttons and as architectural decoration. Nacre is also used to decorate watches, knives, guns and jewelry. It is often used for key touches and other decorative motifs on musical instruments. Many accordion and concertina bodies are completely covered in nacre, and some guitars have fingerboard inlays made of nacre. Mother of pearl is used to make spoon-like utensils for caviar, so as to not spoil the taste with metallic spoons.

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Cook Islands 2014 Zeppelin 5 Oz Mother of Pearl in BoxObverse
The Zeppelin rigid airship Hindenburg in flight over New York City in 1937. The legend RIGID AIRSHIP - THE ZEPPELIN defines the theme. The denomination is indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and date also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an oversized, luxurious, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an outer box. A full-color, individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 50 Dollars
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage Limit     750
   
Finish Proof with Mother of Pearl Insert
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Certificate Individually Numbered

The official coat of arms of the islands nation of Cook Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000.

The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent.

With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands' number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.

Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy.

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