This is the first gold coin of a the series honoring great French ships. Every year for five years, this series will pay tribute to a sailing ship, a warship and an ocean liner.
- Contains .25 oz of Gold.
- Comes in a capsule with a mint box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 1500 coins.
- Obverse: The Hermione with wind in all her sails, upon a stormy sea. The ship's helm and jibs are clearly visible.
- Reverse: The Hermione's figurehead of a lion holding a coat of arms is depicted on the front sail.
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The Hermione became famous when General Lafayette ferried her to the United States in 1780 to join the American side in the American Revolutionary War. A replica was launched in 2012 to re-enact this historical journey.