2×1 Oz (62.20g). The AK-47 is a gas operated assault rifle that was used in many Eastern bloc nations during the Cold War. Compared with most auto-loading rifles used in World War II, the AK-47 is generally more compact, shorter range, less powerful, and capable of selective fire. It was one of the first true assault rifles and remains the most widely used and known. More AK rifles have been produced than any other assault rifles, production continues to this day. Born in November 1919 – one of 18 children, of whom only 6 survived – Mikhail Kalashnikov was a Soviet T-38 tank commander in 1941, wounded in the shoulder and back when a German shell smashed through part of the tank’s armor into his body. I was in the hospital, and a soldier in the bed beside me asked:’Why do our soldiers have only one rifle for. Two or three of our men, when the Germans have automatics? So I designed one. I was a soldier, and I created a machine gun for a soldier. It was called the Avtomat Kalashnikova, the automatic weapon of Kalashnikov – AK – and it carried the date of it’s first manufacture, 1947. My aim was to create armaments to protect the borders of my motherland. It is not my fault the Kalashnikov became very well-known in the world; that it was used in many troubled places. I think the policies of these countries are to blame, not the designers. Man is born to protect his family, his children, his wife. But I want you to know that apart from armaments, I have written three books in which I try to educate our youth to show respect for their families, for old people, for history. This set of two 2007 Silver Dollars commemorates the weapon’s 60th anniversary and features a portrait of Mr. Kalashnikov and his famous rifle. The obverse features the Raphael Maklouf Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. These silver proof coins come in a realistic AK47 Mag, which is doing a great job in staging theses beautifully made pieces. The Certificate of Authenticity is enclosed inside the box. The Mag is placed inside an old finish Soviet style box, featuring Mikhail Kalashnikov and the AK47. We strive for excellent service. Though we normally reply to inquiries as soon as possible, please note that our office is limited on weekends and holidays. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Cook Islands 2007 $2 Kalashnikov 2 x1oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set Rare Few left” is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “silverbysilver” and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands
- Certification: COA
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 2007
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver