Amerigo Vespucci - 500th Anniversary

Cook Islands 2012 - 5$ - Amerigo Vespucci - 500th Anniversary - 20g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to famous personalities.
$64.35

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 20g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $64.35
Coin Story

Amerigo Vespucci comes from a respectable Florentine family. The merchant was born in the middle of the 15th century. He worked in the service of the Medici’s, the most powerful family in Florence at that time, who sent him to Seville in about 1491. There Vespucci worked in one of their trading firms and in this Spanish inland harbour city encountered shipping.
At the end of the 15th century Amerigos voyages of discovery began. He explored swaths of the East Coast of South America and reported about his journeys in letters. Among others, his document Mundus Novus (New World), from his exploratory trip in 1501, is famous.
Due to the publication of the letters, a German cartographer called the new continent “America“ on his world map from 1507. From that point, Vespucci has been considered the eponym of America. Amerigo Vespucci died on February 22nd, 1512 in Seville.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures an old merchant ship. The ship is finely engraved into the silver proof coin. The coin depicts one of the many journey's of Amerigo Vespucci.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Amerigo Vespucci - 500th Anniversary coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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