Pope Emeritus Benedict, who prefers to be known as Father Benedict these days, celebrated his 90th birthday on April 16. To mark the occasion, Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has produced a gold $5 for the Cook Islands.
The Trust used their Big Gold Minting® technology to allow them to strike the 11 mm coin from just 1/100th ounce of .9999 fine gold.
The obverse shows a half-length figure of the former Pontiff with staff and miter. The finish is described as “prooflike.” Mintage is 10,000 pieces.
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