In October of 2022, the Cook Islands will issue a proof silver coin featuring the Circle of Life design. The coin's aesthetic represents a union between the natural world and the works of human hands. The wonderful Continuum of Life. This is Mufasa and Simba from The Lion King by Disney. There is a fine balance between everything you can see. Respect and appreciation for all living things, from the smallest ant to the largest antelope, is a part of your job as king. "But, Dad, aren't we supposed to eat the antelope?" Okay, Simba, but first let me explain. All living things decompose into grass upon death, which is then consumed by antelope. Disney's 1990s explanation of the eternal cycle was among the most lucid and approachable of its time. When one thing dies, another is given the chance to live because that is how nature works. We hope that this amalgamation of a human fingerprint and tree rings will serve as a symbol of the harmony, appreciation, and reconciliation that should exist between humans and the natural world. This coin is 1 troy ounce of.999 fine silver and has a worldwide mintage of only 2022. Packaged in a unique presentation.