Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation Case
Martin Luther King who died over 40 years ago is still ever-present in people’s minds today. How would he react to today’s political society development? A great man like him, with his incredible character and persuasiveness, would surely have a critical say in the matter but a certain satisfaction would also be present. His most famous speech, „I have a dream“, which he held on August 28, 1963 at an orderly civil rights movement demonstration in Washington, partially became reality during the last few years. The most recent evidence is the appointment of the Afro-American President Barack Obama. He is also able to convince due to his character, charisma and especially with his vision - „Yes we can! “
After Obama’s election as President of the United States a spirit of optimism was recognisable in America and Worldwide. Already in his fi rst presidency year, Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 - 45 years after Martin Luther King. These events and the notion of a peaceful and fairer world initiated Cook Islands to commemorate these dynamic personalities with this special coin edition.