Spooky Coin That Evokes the Feeling of Being Trapped

2019-03-14 Thu

Coin Invest Trust recently released a spooky 5 Dollars Silver coin for Cook Islands featuring a scary silhouette of a face with its mouth wide open on the reverse side. The face seems to be covered by a cloth which is fixed on the coin's rim. Other inscriptions on the reverse side include the texts TRAPPED and 2019 in a canted position.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse. Initials IRB of designer Ian Rank-Broadley, sovereign’s name, country name and denomination are also depicted on the obverse. The coin is struck in 1 oz. of Silver .999 in Antique Finish and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. A total of 999 such coins have been produced at B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprageanstalt, Munich.

The coin design is based on the basic fear that every human being experiences in life – the fear of being trapped somewhere somehow and not being able to move. The latest Smartminting technology was used to recreate the fabric's fine texture and high-relief design. The obverse side is struck in Proof Quality but with an antique finish. The coin’s concept has also been explored in several popular horror and science fiction films.

Image Courtesy: Coin Invest Trust