Item Number: 177301
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight*: 157.6 g
Diameter: 68.81 mm
Artist: Matt Bowen
Packaging: burgundy clamshell with black beauty box
- Mystery meets history: Franklin’s lost expedition is one of history’s great mysteries but we’re getting closer to solving it! This coin honours the memory of the ill-fated expedition and celebrates the achievements of those who discovered Franklin’s lost ships in Canada’s northern waters.
- Corrugated edges give this coin a jagged outline to resemble the ice that trapped Franklin’s two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror (seen on this coin).
- Art and storytelling: Tragedy unfolds on the coin’s reverse, where the ship’s positioning and the surrounding ice convey a feeling of imminent danger.