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.
The Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha was born in 1460 and died in 1540. At one time he was King Manuel I’s ambassador to the Vatican under Pope Leo X. But he is best known for his antics in the Middle East and India. When in his wanderings he found a group of islands in the South Atlantic, although the weather was too rough to get off his ship, he claimed them and named one after himself. Now that island Tristan da Cunha has issued a crown to honour their discoverer. It is diamond shaped and has H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Tristão on the other side with sailing ship and wheel. This is heavily silver plated and struck in Proof condition. It also comes in a diamond shaped protective capsule. If you name an island after yourself, why not have a coin made for you?
Marco Polo was an explorer born in Venice in 1254. He went with his father and uncle on a 24 year voyage to China, India and Japan. When he got back he documented his travels and became one of the most famous and well known explorers of all time. In 1269 when he was only 15 years old he even met the great Kublai Khan. This diamond shaped crown was issued by one of the most remote inhabited places in the world, Tristan da Cunha. You have H.M. the Queen on one side and Marco Polo with a ship and a steering wheel on the other side. They are stuck in Proof quality and are silver plated. They come in a protective capsule and the overall look is fantastic. Add one of the most important explorers to your collection.
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…