Issued as part of a set celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America. A scene depicting Columbus pointing westward over the ocean to the New World with his flagship Santa Maria, appears on the reverse.
There is a working compass embedded in the coin as well.
A likeness of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse. Silver content of this proof is 160.75 troy ounces. Comes in a handsome porthole designed display case.