2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – Journeys of Discovery (2015)

2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – Journeys of Discovery (2015)

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2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – Journeys of Discovery (2015)

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$189.95 CAD
Mintage: 2,000
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Celebrate the exploration and discovery of the unknown! From the New Zealand Mint!

This series celebrates exploration and discovery of the unknown. You begin with the intrepid traveler, Marco Polo, whose detailed writings of his journey throughout Asia inspired many others to undertake their own Journeys of Discovery.

This collection of coins features the most well-known and memorable explorers of their time. Order your subscription today!

Special features:
  • Subscribe today and then relax knowing you will receive all six coins (each coin just $189.95) as they are released! Coins in your subscription* include:
    • Marco Polo
    • Christopher Columbus
    • Vasco Da Gama
    • Ferdinand Magellan
    • Charles Darwin
    • David Livingstone
  • ANTIQUE FINISH: Each coin features a beautiful antique-finished,
  • HIGH RELIEF: Each coin features a high-relief, allowing for greater detail and more sculptural-like feel.
  • Limited mintage of only 2,000 coins.
  • Your coins are GST/HST exempt.
  • Coins are not encapsulated

About the first coin design:
This beautiful fully engraved, high-relief coin has an antique finish. The illustration shows the moment of Marco Polo meeting the great Kublai Khan. This scene is set in a stronghold of the powerful Mongol Empire which Polo marveled so much at discovering.

Did you know…
Marco Polo (1254 - 1324) was an Italian merchant traveler from Venice, who recorded his travels in Livres des Merveilles du Monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo). This account did much to introduce Europe to Central Asia and Chinese culture.

Marco Polo learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle, who travelled through Asia and met Kublai Khan. In 1271, the three embarked on a journey which would lead to 17 years spent in China. From his travels, Polo amassed great knowledge of the Mongol Empire. He marveled at the use of paper money, and was in awe of its economy and scale of production.

Soon after returning to Venice in 1295, war broke out with the rival city of Genoa. While in command of a ship, Polo was captured and imprisoned. It was during this period of time that he dictated stories of his travels to a cellmate. In 1299 he was released, and went on to become a wealthy merchant. While his writings were published in French, Italian, and Latin, few readers allowed themselves to believe his tales of strange lands far away.

Although he was not the first European to reach China, Marco Polo’s detailed account of his experiences was ground breaking for its time. These writings went on to inspire Christopher Columbus and many other travelers. In the centuries since his death Marco Polo has received recognition that was not given during his life time, as much of his journey of discovery has been verified.

Order your subscription today!

* Shipping and handling charges will apply to the individual coins. Subscription by credit card only. Your credit card will be charged as each coin is shipped. Subscription price for individual coins is subject to change.

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2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – Journeys of Discovery (2015)
 
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Worth the price

By Astrogal

from Barrie, ON

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult

Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – Journeys of Discovery (2015):

This subscription is indeed very expensive, but the quality is worth it. I had initially cancelled my subscription because I couldn't justify the price, UNTIL I received my first coin (Marco Polo) which was shipped by mistake. Once I had it, I just had to re-start my subscription. The quality is superb. The coin is thick and heavy. The relief detail is incredible. I usually collect coloured coins but this is so impressive. And I love the unique presentation box. The attention to detail is great. You get a coin every 2 months, which makes it easier on the wallet. I can't wait to get the others! As a distant descendant of explorers to the New World, this theme spoke to me. Thank you RCM for bringing another high quality product to us from the superb New Zealand Mint!

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Specifications

  • No.150869
  • Mintage2,000
  • Composition99.9% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.2
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgemilled
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value5 dollars, Country of Issue: Niue
  • Artist