EXTREMELY LOW mintage limit only 500!! Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation case. Coin from this series on top page of 2013 Krause Book. The current series of coins has been released for the 75. The Adventures of Buratino. Is the main character of the book The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino (1936) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Buratino originated as a character in the commedia dell’arte. The name Buratino is derived from the Italian burattino, which means wooden puppet or doll.  The book was published in 1936, and Buratino quickly became hugely popular among children in the Soviet Union, and remains so to this day. The story has been made into several films, including in 1959 and in 1975. Like Pinocchio, Buratino is a long-nosed wooden puppet. According to the story, he is carved by Papa Carlo from a log, and suddenly comes to life. Upon creation, Buratino comes out long-nosed due to Papa Carlo’s sloppy woodworking. Papa Carlo tries to shorten it, but Buratino resists. There he befriends other puppets, but the evil puppetmaster Karabas Barabas wants to destroy him because Buratino disrupted the show. Karabas Barabas releases Buratino after he learns that Papa Carlo’s home contains a secret door for which Karabas has been searching. A Golden Key that Karabas once possessed, but later lost, opens this secret door. Karabas releases Buratino and even gives him five gold coins, asking only that Buratino watch after his father’s home and make sure they do not move. The story proceeds to tell of Buratino and his friends’ hunt for the Golden Key, and their struggles against the evil Karabas, his loyal friend Duremar, as well as a couple of crooks: Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat, who are after Buratino’s coins. Here you can see the front page of the Krause Publications World Coins catalog. This will appear in June 2012, you have the opportunity to see our products in detail. We assume thatwith the publishing of the catalog, the prices of the coins will double. We are very proud to be represented in the 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins. 5 Oz 155,5 g. Nice Authentic add to your collection. We are established and guarantee the authenticity of the products we sell. We have our inventory of precious metals bought only from reputable mints. Please consider your fair Feedback. Let us know if you need this overnight. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Fast shiiping will take 3-4 days(extra charge). For damaged items, please save all outside and inside packaging and wrapping for inspection by the Post Office. Return item must be sent within 14 days after it has been received. We will do our best to satisfy our customers. Fell free to contact if you have any questions. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Cook Islands 2012 25$ Adventures of Buratino 5 Oz Silver Coin MINTAGE 500 ONLY” is in sale since Tuesday, May 28, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “worldancient” and is located in Etobicoke, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.