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Cook Islands 2nd ANONYMOUS 3D GUY FAWKES MASK HISTORIC Silver Coin $5 High Relief Smartminting Technology Special Black Proof Finish 2017 Porcelain effect 1 oz

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Product Code: PC-S-MAS-17
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Name of series
GUY FAWKES MASK > CLICK TO VIEW
Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 999
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 1
Denomination (NZD) $5
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Year of Issue 2017
Country Cook Islands
Edge Reeded
Quality Special Black Proof
Exterior Decoration 3D Mask Porcelain effect; High Relief Smartminting Technology; Signature of Guy Fawkes
Package type includes Luxury enamelled box
Certificate of Authenticity Yes

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✔ 2nd coin from series GUY FAWKES MASK
✔ GUY FAWKES MASK - for the 1st time ever on a legal tender coin
✔ Very high relief with porcelain effect
✔ Magnificent tribute to worldwide known mask
✔ Official Cook Islands Legal Tender Collectible Silver coin
✔ smartminting© technology
✔ Special Black Proof quality
✔ Porcelain effect
✔ Its uniqueness is guaranteed by the limited mintage of 999 coins
✔ 1oz Silver 99.9% purity
✔ Luxury wooden lacquered box
✔ Signature on the coin of Guy Fawkes
✔ Retail price protected by a reputable world coin distributors

It's 2nd coin (2017 issue date) after the most original coin issued in 2016 depicts the famous Guy Fawkes Mask in smartminting© technology. We have seen this mask many times throughout history, recently in the film “V for Vendetta”, among groups protesting against politicians, banks and financial institutions, and as symbol of the online hacktivist group Anonymous.
 
The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot. The plot was an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London on 5 November 1605, in order to restore a Catholic head of state. The use of a mask on an effigy has long roots as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.
 
A stylised portrayal of a face with an oversized smile and red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard, designed by illustrator David Lloyd, came to represent broader protest after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2006 film adaptation. After appearing in Internet forums, the mask became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous, used in Project Chanology, the Occupy movement, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.
 
Guy Fawkes (/ˈɡaɪ ˈfɔːks/; 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
 
Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England without success. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.
 
Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters leased an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he confessed. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes fell from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.
 
Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in Britain since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a fireworks display.
 
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was commemorated from early on by burning effigies of unpopular figures. Towards the end of the 18th century, reports appeared of children begging for money with grotesquely masked effigies of Guy Fawkes, and 5 November gradually became known as Guy Fawkes Night, although many now prefer the term "Bonfire Night".
 
The 1864 Chambers Book of Days stated that:
The universal mode of observance through all part of England is the dressing up of a scarecrow figure in such cast-habiliments as can be procured (the head-piece, generally a paper-cap, painted and knotted with paper strips in imitation of ribbons), parading it in a chair through the streets, and at nightfall burning it with great solemnity in a huge bonfire...
 
In 1847 The Lancet published "Notes of A Case of Death From Fright," in which the death of a two-year-old was attributed to the fright caused by seeing a boy wearing a red Guy Fawkes mask.
 
In the 20th century in Britain, large numbers of cheap cardboard or paper Guy Fawkes masks were sold to children each autumn or given out free with comics. But by the 1980s, their popularity was fading as Guy Fawkes Night became increasingly supplanted by Halloween.
 
In 1958 the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks on Bonfire Night was mentioned during a debate on the Criminal Law (Onus of Proof) Amendment Bill in the Parliament of Western Australia as an example of harmless and excusable (though technically unlawful) possession of a face mask at night. The then Minister for Police, J.J. Brady, stated that "at one time it was traditional to wear masks on Guy Fawkes night. So, if tonight anyone is found wearing a Guy Fawkes mask I, as Minister for Police, will see that he is duly excused."
 
The comic book series V for Vendetta, which started in 1982, "centers on a vigilante's efforts to destroy an authoritarian government in a dystopian future United Kingdom." Its main character wears a Guy Fawkes mask, and in the climax of the 2006 film adaptation, thousands of protesters adopt the same costume as they march on Parliament.
 
When developing the story, illustrator David Lloyd made a handwritten note: "Why don't we portray him as a resurrected Guy Fawkes, complete with one of those papier-mâché masks, in a cape and a conical hat? He'd look really bizarre and it would give Guy Fawkes the image he's deserved all these years. We shouldn't burn the chap every Nov. 5th but celebrate his attempt to blow up Parliament!" Writer Alan Moore commented that, due to Lloyd's idea, "All of the various fragments in my head suddenly fell into place, united behind the single image of a Guy Fawkes mask." He also noted "how interesting it was that we should have taken up the image right at the point where it was apparently being purged from the annals of English iconography."
 
Your benefits:
• Extremely high international collectible demand
• Highly appreciated in an investing in collectible low mintage coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift

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Name of series
GUY FAWKES MASK > CLICK TO VIEW
Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 999
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 1
Denomination (NZD) $5
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Year of Issue 2017
Country Cook Islands
Edge Reeded
Quality Special Black Proof
Exterior Decoration 3D Mask Porcelain effect; High Relief Smartminting Technology; Signature of Guy Fawkes
Package type includes Luxury enamelled box
Certificate of Authenticity Yes

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