Introducing the second coin in the Great Explorers series – this time showing the traveler Jacques Cartier. The gold coin made as a tribute to the French buccaneer impresses with the quality of workmanship and can become a real highlight of your collection.
Why did the Royal Canadian Mint decide to mint a numismat dedicated to the French-born explorer? In answering this question, the role that Jacques Cartier played for the discovery of Canada becomes crucial. It was he who, in the first half of the 16th century, was the first European and his crew to set foot on the territory that now belongs to the North American country, whose symbol is the maple leaf.
The obverse of the coin shows Jacques Cartier standing on the seashore – behind his back are two buccaneers belonging to the explorer’s crew, as well as one native. In the background, a sailing ship can be seen, with the rocky coast and clouds behind it. The composition is evocative and executed with the utmost precision, which, together with the limited mintage, accounts for the coin’s high value. In our numismatic store Coins from World, it can be purchased in NGC PF69 slab, with a guarantee of reliable origin.
Special features of the coin:
- Payment value – 200 Canadian dollars
- Coin dedicated to Jacques Cartier
- The second numismatic coin of the “Great Explorers” series
- High quality workmanship – PF69
- On the reverse a bust of British Queen Elizabeth II