TT PK 0005s 1987 COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS "SPECIMEN" PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED
1987 20 Dollars from Cook Islands. Pick # 5s and serial # CAN000000. Graded 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG and there is only three at this grade level according to PMG Population Report! Great embossing! Bright, vivid colors and crispness visible through plastic holder! The word "specimen" written in red across the face of the note. Blue, black, and purple on multicolored underprint. Conch shell, turtle shell, and drum on back. Ina and the shark at left. Definitely a gem to have!
The Cook Islands has its share of legends, myths, and folklore. One famous legend that of Ina and the shark is so popular, it was put on the face of bank notes issued to commemorate the 6th festival of Pacific Arts Rarotonga Cook Islands. There are many versions of this legend. Ina was the love of Tinirau, the god of the ocean who lived on a floating island. One day Ina jumped into the sea in search of Tinirau, but since the sea was so big, she was continually tossed back to shore by its gigantic waves. She enlisted in some fish to help her swim, but they were too small to carry her, so in her frustration, she beat them with a stick, permanently marking their bodies. This is how the angelfish got their black stripes. Eventually a shark agreed to carry her on his back.For the journey she took some coconuts with her, for food and drink. After some time, Ina became thirsty, so the shark raised his dorsal fin so that she could crack a coconut and partake of its milk. Reeling from the pain, the shark tossed Ina off his back dived below the waters, leaving her to flounder in the sea. Finally Tekea the Great, the king of all shards rose from the bottom of the sea and rescued Ina, He then carried her to Tinirau's island where they were finally reunited. A must have for your collection!!!!
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