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The Chergach Meteorite coin has landed!


Add a touch of elegance to your collection!


Graf Zeppelin coins: featuring actual remnant from original airship!


Celebrate Spider-Man’s opening weekend with gold and silver coins!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy coins are here – get the complete set now!

Celebrate National Panda Day with first-ever panda-shaped silver and gold coins!

Panda-Shaped Silver & Gold Coins

These unique coins represent one of China’s most endangered animals!

The Coin Invest Trust (CIT) has made their way to the forefront of collector’s eyes once again with the first-ever panda-shaped coins! Two designs are available, struck in 1/2 gram of .9999 fine gold and 88 grams of .999 fine silver.

2017 Cook Islands $20 88g High Relief Antiqued Proof Silver Lucky Panda GEM Proof (Original Mint Packaging)

88 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, adding tradition to the very weight of the 88-gram silver coin dubbed the ”Silver Lucky Panda.” The design shows a realistic image of an adult panda with its cub, treated with an antiqued finish to bring out its details.

2017 Palau $1 0.5g Gold Little Panda GEM BU (Original Mint Capsule)

2017 Palau $1 0.5g Gold Little Panda NGC MS70 Early Releases

In contrast to the fairly large silver coin, the ½ gram Gold Panda has a maximum diameter of 11mm. Instead of showing a realistic design, it was struck with a very cute, animated design that fits its name — ”Little Panda.”

2017 Cook Islands $20 88g High Relief Antiqued Silver Lucky Panda NGC MS70 Early Releases (Exclusive Panda Label)

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is thrilled to bring these impressive CIT releases to your collection! With mintages of only 888 for the Silver Lucky Panda and just 15,000 for the Little Panda, supplies are very limited. Shop their selection now, and decide what pandas you want to add to your collection before they’re gone!

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7 Summits Denali Coin: Back by popular demand!

First Release of the 7 Summits Series

See all of Denali on these high relief 5 oz. silver coins!

The 7 Summits are the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents in the world. The first release of this new series features Denali, which is located in Alaska. You can see the highest mountainscape in North America portrayed in 5 oz. of .999 fine silver in high relief form!

2016 Cook Islands 7 Summits – Denali Ultra High Relief 5 oz. Silver Colorized $25 NGC MS70

These coins have been minted by Coin Invest Trust (CIT) and have been created using Smartminting© technology to achieve an ultra high relief effect, allowing for up to 183% more surface area of the coin.

After their recent shipment rapidly sold out, ModernCoinMart (MCM) replenished their inventory for their many interested customers. Now available are both GEM Proof and graded options that have been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to be in MS69 and MS70 condition. Each ultra high relief coin exudes exceptional detail and are likely to sell-out quickly.

Get in on the ground floor of this new series and scale the mountains with MCM as they explore future releases!

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Meteorite Coin Series: Add a piece of the Tamdakht Meteorite to your collection!

6th Release in CIT’s Meteorite Coin Series

See the crater of the Tamdakht meteorite preserved in .999 fine silver!

Coin Invest Trust (CIT) has just released the 6th coin in their Meteorite series, which features innovative designs mimicking craters made by famous meteorites. This release features the crater left by Tamdakht, which struck near Morocco on December 20th, 2008. This meteorite left not one, but two impact craters, which can both be seen on the obverse of this release.

2016 Cook Islands $2 1/2 oz. Antiqued Silver Tamdakht Meteorite Strike – Stardus NGC MS70 Early Releases – Reverse

Due to the innovative minting process used by CIT, each coin has been “overstruck” to achieve slight cracks and a small strike-through. During this process, the strike-through points are generated at random, meaning no two coins are exactly alike! This gives you the opportunity to add something truly unique to your collection. These coins are also currently sold out at the Mint!

2016 Cook Islands $2 1/2 oz. Antiqued Silver Tamdakht Meteorite Strike – Stardus NGC MS70 Early Releases – Obverse

Don’t wait any longer — These coins are moving at warp speed! Add the latest release in CIT’s Meteorite series to your collection in the original Mint packaging or certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as MS69 or MS70 with the Early Releases designation.

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2016 Proof Silver Guy Fawkes Mask: A coin unlike anything else!

2016 Proof Silver Guy Fawkes Mask Coin

Celebrate the legend with these highly limited, historic coins!

Guy Fawkes stands as a legend in time for his central role in the plot to assassinate King James I of England. Known as the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Fawkes and several other conspirators secretly created a store of gunpowder in the cellar of the Parliament House. They planned to blow up the King and many of his most influential nobles during a large meeting. The plan failed, however, when Fawkes was discovered with the gunpowder only hours before the King would be sitting directly above.

2016 Cook Islands $5 1 oz. Enameled Proof Silver Guy Fawkes Mask NGC PF69 UC Early Releases

This plot has long been celebrated in England on the day the assassination was intended to occur; the 5th of November. Fireworks and a tradition of burning stuffed effigies of Guy Fawkes, clad with stylized masks depicting a jovial version of his face are key features in this annual event. In England, the 5th of November is known as Firework Night or Guy Fawkes Night.

This mask has been present for more than just celebration, however. Many will recognize it as the face of the hacker group known as ”Anonymous,” who have a performed a number of well-publicized attacks on government websites. With all of its history, it may come as a surprise that this mask was never featured on a coin — until now!

ModernCoinMart is proud to present Guy Fawkes’ legacy in .999 fine silver! Struck to an exceptionally High Relief and finished with fine, white enamel by the Coin Invest Trust (CIT), the Guy Fawkes Mask is depicted in marvelous detail. A testament of CIT’s skill, it was graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in the very high grades PF69 and PF70 Early Releases!

With a limited mintage of only 999 coins, you will need to act fast to secure yours!

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2016 Guy Fawkes Mask Coin – Free Anonymous Mask

The latest commemorative coin in one of the projects managed by Power Coin features a Guy Fawkes mask in high relief with a special black proof finish and 3D porcelain effect – all made possible by smartminting technology.

Pre-order yours from First Coin Company (FCC) in order to receive a free Anonymous face mask – a deal exclusively available at FCC.

2016 Guy Fawkes Anonymous Silver Coin - Reverse

2016 Guy Fawkes Anonymous Silver Coin – Reverse

First Legal Tender Guy Fawkes Mask Coin – 2016 Guy Fawkes Silver Coin

The 2016 Cook Islands 1 oz. Silver Black Proof Finish $5 3D Mask Porcelain effect – Anonymous Mask Coin is the first legal tender coin in the world to feature the Guy Fawkes mask – a symbol used by various anti-establishment protest groups, including the well-known hacktivist group, Anonymous.

This is a remarkable feat, especially considering that most – if not all – governments tend to shy away from symbols of protest – and understandably so. Now of course this is not a coin intended for circulation or to be used in commerce, but a low mintage coin made for the collector’s market. Nonetheless a remarkable feat and grand tribute to the Guy Fawkes mask and the idea of anonymous resistance.

Reverse: 2016 $5 Guy Fawkes Anonymous Mask High Relief Silver Coin

The reverse of this commemorative coin bears a special black proof finish and a Guy Fawkes mask in high relief with a 3D porcelain effect.

Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous V for Vendetta 1 oz. Black Proof Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016 - Reverse

Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous V for Vendetta 1 oz. Black Proof Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016 – High Relief

This is made possible by the revolutionary smartminting technology – a giant leap forward in the field of modern numismatics. A minting technology that continues to expand the boundaries in terms of what is possible when it comes to producing works of art, especially as far as commemorative coins are of a concern.

This side of the 2016 Guy Fawkes Anonymous Silver coin also bears the signature of famous rabble-rouser, Guy Fawkes – synonymous with the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, but perhaps more importantly, synonymous with an appetite for resistance.

Obverse: 2016 High Relief .999 1 oz. Silver Guy Fawkes Mask Coin

The obverse of the coin bears a special black proof finish with a side portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II – the ruling monarch of the Cook Islands.

5 Dollars Special Black Proof Finish 2016 Porcelain Effect High Relief 1 oz. Silver Coin - Obverse

5 Dollars Special Black Proof Finish 2016 Porcelain Effect High Relief 1 oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

Inscriptions on this side of the coin include: The “IRB” initials of British sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley, a face value of “5 Dollars,” the country of issue “COOK ISLANDS,” the name and rank of the ruling monarch “ELIZABETH II” and the year of issue “2016.”

Origins of the Guy Fawkes Mask

The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylized rendition of Guy Fawkes, the most famous member of the Gunpowder Plot – also known as the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason. Fawkes and his fellow conspirators planned to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords on 5 November 1605 during the State Opening of England’s Parliament. It was an attempt to restore a Catholic head of state.

Guy Fawkes in Ordsall Cave

“Guy Fawkes in Ordsall Cave” By George Cruikshank

Unfortunate for them, their attempt failed after details of the plot was revealed in an anonymous letter that was sent to 4th Baron Monteagle, William Parker. Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder – and ultimately he and 8 others – were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

hanged, drawn and quartered

Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

Source of Image: Wikimedia

This was a process of excruciating pain and suffering, the fate of all men convicted of high treason in England from 1351. Interestingly, women convicted of high treason – for reasons of public decency – were burned at the stake.

V for Vendetta

The 2006 American film, V for Vendetta, placed the Guy Fawkes mask solidly on the map. It is worn in the film by a lone anarchist who aims to end the rule of a fictional fascist party by following the example set by Guy Fawkes.

Since then, this mask – with pointy beard and moustache – was first used in 2008 by hacktivist group, Anonymous.

V for Vendetta comic strip

V for Vendetta – Cover

Source of Image:

Interestingly, the original image of the mask was created by British graphic novel artist, David Lloyd. He created it to be used in a comic strip – V for Vendetta – written by Alan Moore.

Presentation and Packaging: 2016 Guy Fawkes Anonymous High Relief 5 Dollars Silver Coin

Each of these Cook Islands coins will ship in a luxury wooden lacquered box.

Why Purchase or Pre-Order the Guy Fawkes Mask – Anonymous – V for Vendetta – 1 oz. Silver Coin 2016 Cook Islands?

Guy Fawkes Mask: First legal tender coin to feature Guy Fawkes mask.

Commemorative Issue: This commemorative coin pays tribute to the Guy Fawkes mask. This mask is used worldwide in anti-establishment circles as a symbol of protest.

Free Anonymous Face Mask: Pre-order yours from First Coin Company (FCC) and they will include a free Anonymous face mask – this deal is exclusively available at FCC.

Free Anonymous Face Mask

Free Anonymous Face Mask

Guy Fawkes Signature: This 2016 commemorative coin comes with a signature of Guy Fawkes as can be seen on the reverse of each coin.

High Relief + 3D Porcelain Effect: The reverse includes a mask of Guy Fawkes in high relief with a 3D porcelain effect. This leaves an impressive contrast between the surfaces of this collector issue coin.

Low Mintage: This 2016 Cook Islands coin will see a maximum mintage and worldwide distribution of only 999 coins. 

Special Black Finish: This silver coin comes with a special black finish.

Smartminting Technology: Smartminting technology was deployed to make the special black finish, high relief and 3D porcelain effect possible.

Silver Content: This 2016 Guy Fawkes Silver Coin contains 1 oz. of .999 fine silver. It provides a protective value floor beyond the collector’s value of the coin.

Wooden Box: This Cook Islands coin ships in a luxury wooden lacquered box.

Retail Price Protection: Retail price protected by reputable world coin distributors.

Perfect Gift: This coin makes the perfect gift for the rebellious among us, especially those who form part of anti-establishment protest groups. It also makes a great gift for history buffs and coin collectors in general.

Availability of the 2016 Cook Islands 5 Dollars 1 oz. High Relief 3D Mask Porcelain Effect Coin

Pre-order yours from US-based, First Coin Company (FCC), and enjoy free US and worldwide shipping. FCC will also – where applicable – refund any tax or VAT charged (as per their Terms & Conditions). 

Why buy from FCC? In addition to the above, they have a rather unique product offering that include, but are not limited to: $10,000 ID theft protection, a $1,000 purchase guarantee and a $100 lower price guarantee (restrictions apply).

The first of these 2016 Guy Fawkes coins are expected to ship in October this year (2016), but pre-orders may be placed now. Avoid regret by securing yours now!

Guy Fawkes Mask - Anonymous - V for Vendetta – 1 oz. Silver Coin 2016 Cook Islands

Specs: Guy Fawkes Mask Anonymous V for Vendetta 1 oz. Black Proof Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016

Weight and Metal: 31.10 g of .999 pure silver

Strike: High relief

Finish: Special Black Finish

Diameter: 38.61 mm

Edge: Reeded

Denomination: $5 (NZD)

Country of Issue: Cook Islands

Year of Issue: 2016

Coin Mintage: 999

Fineness (% purity): 99.9%