Finish Your Domed Map Collection with the Royal Australian Mint
See the Earth in a classic way with the final release in this popular series. The Royal Australian Mint closes out their Proof Silver Terrestrial Dome Series with the Western Hemisphere.
During the 15th ans 16th centuries, explorers paved the way for the world as we know it today. The lands explored during the Age of Discovery are commemorated this series, this this second release featuring a 1626 map of the Western Hemisphere by English cartographer John Speed. This particular map highlights key discoveries by Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Candish.
This 1 oz Silver Domed coin is perfect for history buffs or Silver coin collectors. The domed design, which features the map on the convex side, adds beautiful depth to the image of the world. Each coin comes in a custom case with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Just 5,000 coins are being made available worldwide.
The earliest known maps date back to the 6th and 5th century B.C., and all assumed a flat Earth. World maps assuming a spherical Earth later appeared during the Hellenistic period and became increasingly accurate as explorers explored new lands. Maps have been necessary to navigate the world and stir imagination for further exploration.
Complete you domed coin collection – or start one today – with this exceptional 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver Western Hemisphere Domed Coin now at APMEX.