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1 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Tall Ships Legacy: HMS Discovery – Mintage: 275 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Tall Ships Legacy: HMS Discovery – Mintage: 275 (2016)

$2,699.95 CAD
Mintage: 275
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The final coin in this series features an exquisite engraving of HMS Discovery during her epic voyage of 1791–95. On this expedition, Captain George Vancouver explored the Pacific Coast as far north as Prince William Sound, Alaska. His incredibly detailed surveys from this journey remained the standard reference for over 100 years.

Celebrate Canada's famous tall ships with HMS Discovery! Order today!

Special features:
  • FOURTH AND FINAL COIN IN SERIES! Fourth and final coin in an outstanding four-coin series that proudly celebrates Canada's famous tall ships and our rich maritime heritage.
  • 225TH ANNIVERSARY! Your coin commemorates the 225th anniversary of HMS Discovery's 1791-1795 expedition, which produced an extensive survey of what is known today as Canada's west coast.
  • MULTIPLE FINISHES! Expertly engraved with multiple finishes that bring the design to life in stunning detail, which stands as a testament to our craftsmanship.
  • 1 OUNCE PURE GOLD! Your coin has no GST/HST!


Designed by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin, your coin features a stern view of HMS Discovery during the famous 1791-1795 expedition in the Pacific. With the wind spilling from her topsails, the three-masted ship is a majestic sight as she sails along the rugged, tree-lined coast of present-day British Columbia. The upper portion of the ship's rudder and her stern chasers are evident above the water, while the eye sweeps up past the captain's cabin and stern decorations to the large Red Ensign of the British Royal Navy flapping in the wind. A glimpse of the starboard side reveals more of the wooden barque's distinctive appearance and her rigging details, as recreated through meticulous engraving.

Did you know…
  • Launched in 1789, HMS Discovery was purchased for the Navy in 1790 and named after a ship that had sailed in James Cook's third Pacific voyage (1776-1780).
  • A full-rigged ship, HMS Discovery carried 10 guns and measured a total length of 30.23 metres.
  • Several geographic points are named after the expedition's captain: Vancouver, Washington (United States); Mount Vancouver on the Canadian-American border; New Zealand's Mount Vancouver; Canada's Vancouver Island; and the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Vancouver Island was once known as “Quadra's and Vancouver's Island” in recognition of the Spanish exploration of the area; as the Spanish presence faded, it simply became known as Vancouver Island by the 1820s.
  • Competing claims and interests in the region had created tension between Spain and Britain; yet the HMS Discovery expedition enjoyed friendly relations with the Spanish in the area, even cooperatively exploring the Georgia Strait and Discovery Islands with them.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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  • No.153019
  • Mintage275
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.16
  • Diameter (mm) 30
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value200 dollars
  • ArtistNeil Hamelin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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