Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the South Pacific, mapped all of New Zealand, much of the East Coast of Australia, found the Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. He was also the first European to begin formal contact with the Hawaii Islands. This was unfortunate, as when he returned there, there was a terrible fight and he was killed in 1779. This handsome silver plated diamond shaped coin from Tristan da Cunha honours this great explorer. You have Captain James Cook on one side with his sailing ship and a ships wheel behind him. The other side has H.M. the Queen. Each large sized diamond shaped crown comes in a unique heavy plastic capsule to protect the proof surface. A great man and a wonderful coin, what more could you ask for?
Columbus discovered more than just America, he discovered the Caribbean Islands as well. This beautiful diamond-shaped Crown from Tristan da Cunha does him great justice. Christopher with wide tricorn hat, sailing ship to his right and ships wheel above is on one side and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the other side. Each coin is in Proof condition and is heavily silver plated to gleam. Then it is put into a diamond shaped plastic display case to help preserve it. Now you can own a most unusual and interesting coin of that great explorer Christopher Columbus for a very competitive price: we doubt that any would be issued today at such a reasonable price.
Born in 1480 Ferdinand Magellan would grow up to be one of the most famous and competent Portuguese explorers. Portugal was a small country but known for the competency of its sailors. Magellan went on to live in Portuguese India or Goa for eight years before setting out to search for a passage to the Spice Islands. In 1521 he went around South America and found the Spice Island. He continued on and became the first person to circle the globe. This beautiful diamond-shaped Crown from Tristan da Cunha honours this great explorer. You have Magellan on one side with his sailing ship and steering wheel and H. M. the Queen on the other side. Each Crown is heavily silver plated, in Proof condition and comes in a diamond-shaped protective capsule. The price will also please you and if you are a ship collector, you will need this coin.
Sir Walter Raleigh is famous for many things, as a great sailor and explorer, he discovered tobacco in America and brought it back here and even had something to do with potatoes. He tried to find the lost city of Gold in South America but failed. He was a great favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, but when he married one of her maids in waiting, without the Queen’s approval, he was put into the Tower of London. He got out and after Elizabeth died, he got into trouble, time and time again, and it was not long before he was placed back in the Tower again. This diamond-shaped crownsized coin was issued by Tristan da Cunha to honour the great explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. His portrait is on one side and Queen Elizabeth II is on the other. It is heavily silver plated, in Proof condition and in a protective capsule. It even has an ancient sailing ship on it, if you collect ships…