Strong interest in the first Famous Naval Battles coin is indicative of the demand expected for the entire five-coin series.
The second coin portrays one of the best-known naval encounters of all time – the Battle of Trafalgar.
Fought near the Spanish port of Cadiz on 21 October 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar ended Napoleon Bonaparte's plan to invade Britain.
Brave tactics employed by Lord Nelsons outnumbered fleet saw the Royal Navy achieve one of its most celebrated victories. But it came at the cost of the legendary Admirals life. Picked off by a French marksman, Nelson died aboard his illustrious flagship, HMS Victory.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, no more than 5,000 of these stunning coins will be released.