Lost Then Found: Champlain And The Astrolabe, Pure Silver Coin, 2021 Royal Canadian Mint
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The tale of the 17th century mariner's astrolabe found near Cobden, Ontario, is the inspiration for this 5 oz. pure silver coin. Its reverse features a small-scale reproduction of the lost-then-found astrolabe, cast in silver and bronze plated fixed atop Samuel de Champlain's map of New France (1632). The astrolabe's graduated scale encircles the map, which has been re-created using a mix of traditional and laser engraving that gets all the details right. The end result is a design that perfectly channels the spirit of the era in which the astrolabe was made, used… and lost!
An extraordinary showcase of two historical treasures that symbolize our spirit of discovery. Order today!