2019 $5 Silver Proof Silver Domed Coin - 1626 Columbus, Drake, Cavendish and Magellan | A New Map Of The World
During the Age of Discovery, English cartographer John Speed produced a richly-decorated map of the world, marking the voyages of famous explorers such as Columbus, Cavendish, Drake and Magellan.
The Western Hemisphere of this extraordinary map is reflected in this stunning 2019 $5 Silver Proof Domed Coin, a treasure that will appeal to collectors, history buffs and mapping enthusiasts.
An original print of this fascinating map, one of the very first English-published world maps, is held in the collection of the National Library of Australia, and can be viewed on their website.
* Struck in 99.9% fine silver
* The convex domed coin design captures the excitement of an age of discovery
* Australian legal tender coin
* Follows on from the Celestial Domed series - Southern and Northern Skies
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|