1 Dollar, Issued by, Cook Islands, 1983.
Minted at Royal Mint, Wales

Obverse Description

Diademed and draped bust of the Queen facing right; around, ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS; below, 1983

Reverse Description

The god Tangaroa (described as a male fertility god and the Polynesian god of creation) standing facing left; at left and right, $1; the artist's initials JB (James Berry) above the exergue line at right; border of stars including one in the exergue

Edge Description



The Cook Islands employed New Zealand coins until 1972 when local issues were made. This dollar design was first used in 1972 and last used in 1983.

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