2022 Cook Isl. $5 Iron Maiden - Eddie the Trooper 1oz Silver Coin
One of the most influential heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million albums and played more than 2000 live shows throughout their 40 year career.
The Trooper was a classic track from the 1983 album Piece of Mind and has since also become a stand out live song as well as, oddly, the name of an Iron Maiden beer release! Featuring the band's mascot, Eddie, in full British Redcoat uniform, the song is said to be based on the charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War in 1854.
Bearing a design mimicking the cover of the single release, Eddie is shown in full colour on this collector coin release, charging forward with broken Union Jack flag in hand.
Appropriately, the limited mintage of this headbanging collectable is set at a tiny, 1983 pieces.