The Matterhorn is one of the world’s most famous mountains, its almost perfectly pyramidal peak defining the very idea of an alpine summit in many imaginations. It’s also the subject of a beautiful new commemorative coin issued from the Cook Islands in New Zealand, the 2022 1/2 Gram Cook Islands Gold Matterhorn Coin, available now from JM Bullion.
- Ships in an individual plastic capsule!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of 5,000 pieces!
- Contains 1/2 gram of .9999 Pure Gold.
- Face value of $5 (NZD).
- Obverse features iconic artwork of the Matterhorn.
- Reverse features a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
There are few mountains anywhere more storied in the annals of modern alpine adventure than the Matterhorn, on the border of the Swiss and Italian Alps and of the most visually distinctive summits in any mountain range. The first successful attempt to scale it in 1865 led to the tragic loss of four people from the party of Edward Whymper who managed the feat in competition with a more fortunate party of Italian climbers who turned back just shy of the summit. Despite its four sheer faces having since claimed the lives of over 500 climbers, it remains a magnet for explorers from around the world to this day.
The 2022 Cook Islands Gold Matterhorn Coin is part of a limited mintage of only 5,000 pieces and makes a handsome collectible for investors and collectors. JM Bullion makes this coin available to you in proof condition in its own protective plastic capsule packaging, and ships it fully insured against the unlikely possibility of damage or loss en route.
The coin’s obverse features the iconic profile of the Matterhorn, specifically capturing the two faces that hosted competing parties of mountaineers in the pivotal ascent of 1865. It carries the inscription “MATTERHORN” and a depiction of an ice ax alongside the inscription “4,478 m,” denoting the peak’s intimidating scale of over fourteen thousand feet in height.
The coin’s reverse shows a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II customarily seen on circulation coins in many Commonwealth countries, along with the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” “Cook Islands” and “2022.”
If you’re interested in learning more about this gold for sale or any of our other offerings, the team at JM Bullion is here to help. You can call us at 800-276-6508, reach us via online live chat, or send inquiries to our e-mail address.