2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin
2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin
2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin
2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin
2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin

2019 Samoa $2 1st Circumnavigation Domed 40g Silver Coin

Regular price $215.00 Sale

On September 20th, 1519, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set off on a journey that would prove both historic and tragic. Initially intending to connect a Western trade route between Spain and the East Indies, Magellan€™s fleet completed that journey before continuing onwards and around the globe. Demonstrating that the Earth was indeed round and not flat, Magellan€™s crew returned to Spain in 1522. Sadly, Magellan was killed by natives in the Phillippines and never saw an end to the massive endeavour that he had undertaken.

Struck from 40g grams of silver, this domed coin is completely solid! It is flat on one side, and curved on the other! It is unlike any other domed coin you've seen! Perfectly, the shape of this collector issue represents both the Flat Earth belief, and the round Earth theory that the journey ultimately proved!

Mintage of this extraordinary coin is just 599 pieces.

Highlights

  • Mintage limit of only 599 coins
  • INCREDIBLE 9mm high dome!
  • Round on one side, flat on the other!
  • Struck to perfect Proof quality, and lightly antiqued.
  • Housed in a timber case with certificate
Specifications
Monetary Denomination:  $2
Country:  Samoa
Fineness (% purity):  99.9
Metal: Silver
Minimum Gross Weight (g):  40
Maximum Diameter (mm):  32
Maximum Mintage:  599