Prodigal Parrot - Kesha

Cook Islands 2012 - 5$ - Return of Prodigal Parrot - Kesha - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1000 Coins!!
The current series of coins has been released for the 75th anniversary of “Soyuzmultfilm”.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $105.30
Coin Story

This silver proof coin with a serrated edge is dedicated to the Cartoons around the "Prodigal Parrot". The three series of the “The return of the Prodigal Parrot” were created right after the Perestroika started: The first one appeared in 1984, the second episode came along in 1987 and was followed by the third one in 1988. It became popular thanks to its responsiveness to the time it was created. It depicts the trends of Russian life of the time with documental precision - and a great deal of irony to boot.

The films tell us about Kesha, a Parrot who lives with his host Vovka - a schoolboy who either does his homework all the time, or falls ill and lies in bed. Unlike his host, Kesha is an adventurous type, so in every episode he gets sick of Vovka’s bugging care and ventures to seek something new. He pronounces his farewell speech and leaves home, only to return before the episode closes, all in bruises and bandages right into Vovka’s caring arms. Kesha tells Vovka how much he hadn’t appreciated the attention and promises to become better in the next episode. But then along comes a new character with a brand-new cassette player, or popping a bubble gum, and Kesha is longing for a better life again. Kesha is mostly jealous of the artifacts of western life that started to enter the lives of Soviet people in the mid 1980s, as part of the Perestroika process. Since the very first Russians went abroad, they started to bring over all sorts of western merchandise - from chewing gum and Jackie Chang posters to jeans, cosmetics, alarm clocks and VCRs. Not surprisingly, most of those items hadn’t been known in the Union, so the demand on them was outrageously high. It was so high, it actually became the centerpiece idea of Kesha’s adventures - and many other people’s adventures in the real life.

Reverse Design

This proof quality coin captures the main character Kesha. It is very beautifully designed and offsets itself from the background, due to the applied color. You will also find the official “Soyuzmultfilm” trademark on the face of the coin.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The "Prodigal Parrot - Kesha" 1 oz silver coin comes in a nostalgic box, based on the original drawings of the cartoon. The Certificate of Authenticity is placed inside the packaging.

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