2024 Cook Islands $20 - Astronaut - CIT Black Proof (3oz Silver)

  • Country: Cook Islands
  • Queen: Charles III (2022-Date)
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 2024
  • Mint: Coin Invest Trust (CIT)
  • Denomination: 20 NZD
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1972-Date)
  • Composition: .999 Silver
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Weight: 93.3g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 850
  • Condition: New - Mint Packaging
  • Obverse: Depicts a scene of astronauts floating in space, the Effigy of King Charles III, and the inscriptions: "ONLY THE BRAVE ARE FREE", "20 DOLLARS", "COOK ISLANDS", and "2024"
  • Reverse: Depicts a closely zoomed in view of the astronaut's suit, capturing every detail with precision, highlighting the technical intricacies of space exploration attire witha reflection of the Earth in the astronauts helmet.

The job of an astronaut seems exciting, but it’s actually a highly dangerous occupation in which risky tasks are performed in the vastness of space where one small slip could send them spiraling across the galaxy for all eternity. And it’s not like they’re highly paid either. According to NASA, civilian astronaut salaries top out at just over $160,000 per year—about $50,000 less than the median annual wage for airline pilots! In short, astronauts are real heroes who perform a dangerous job that helps humanity, they sacrifice much for average pay and for the furtherance of society. Now you can add one of these space-walking heroes to your collection with this fantastic silver coin that pays tribute to those who bravely go where only a rare few have gone before.

The final release in the Real Heroes series from CIT honours the monumental efforts of space explorers like Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong. With the portrait of an astronaut standing upon the lunar surface, the helmet’s visor reflecting our very planet in all its splendour, we strive to capture the essence and the scale of these human achievements. This limited-edition masterpiece honours the courage, innovation, and pioneering spirit of those who dare to venture beyond the boundaries of our world.

*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers will vary*