Explorers and Adventurers, Set of 4 coins, 2016

4 x 1 oz Ag 999

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Denomination
1 $
Country
USA
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
31,1 g
Size
Ø 40,6 mm
Quality
BU
Additions
Printing UV
Mintage
999 pcs
Date of issue
2016-01
Accessories
Certificate, Box
Price: 1,410.00 PLN
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Set of 4 silver coins packed in an elegant wooden box. Each coin is dedicated to a different discoverer - it presents a colourful image of a traveller together with his most famous ship.

Krzysztof Columbus - Italian sailor, traveller and navigator. The captain of the expedition that sailed on three ships: "Santa María" (most famous), 'Niña' and 'Pinta'. As the first expedition in the history of modern geographical discoveries it crossed the tropical Atlantic Ocean and on October 12, 1492 it reached the West Indies off the coast of America - a continent unknown in Europe at the time.

Leif Eriksson - a Viking who converted to Christianity in Norway. When he returned to Greenland, he heard about an unknown land in the west. When sailors discovered another land (Iceland), Leif and his crew went ashore and built several houses. The place seemed suitable for living - the rivers were swarming with salmon and the climate was mild. The explorers stayed there for the winter. 

Vasco Núñez de Balboa - Spanish explorer and governor, founder of the first permanent European colony on the American continent in Acla near Darién in today's Panama in 1511. The first European to reach the Pacific Ocean, which he called the South Sea through the Panama Pass on 25 September 1513. Accused of treason, he was captured by Francisco Pizarro, sentenced to death and executed in a town he had founded himself earlier.

Giovanni Caboto - Italian sailor, sailing under the English flag. Since 1461 he lived in Venice. As a Venetian citizen, he made numerous journeys to the East, supposedly reaching even Mecca. Around 1484 he settled in England, changing his name to John Cabot. Cabot's discoveries were the basis of British claims to continental North America.

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