2022 Cook Islands DISCOVERY Threads of Light 24k Gold Note (Aurum)
The rising sun on the horizon in the center of this note signals a new dawn in humanity’s fortunes, as civilization rises from the Dark Ages and advances to the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Discovery is depicted with forms of transportation and places to discover, and those who discovered valuable insights to their world.
Obverse Side: Featuring Bi Sheng (990 - 1051), a commoner who made inventions that effectively reshaped Chinese history and made a huge impact on mankind’s pursuit of knowledge. In the mid-11th century, Bi Sheng discovered and developed a systematic form of moveable type using characters of baked clay. Text was pressed into paper using the type and iron plates.
|Metal:||Au .9999 (Aurum)|
|Weight:||1/200th oz per note|
|Size:||65.3 x 130.18 mm|
|Date of issue:||01/2022|