2015 $3 FINE SILVER COIN 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN IN HURONIA
- Maximum Purchase:
- 2 units
The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s voyage of discovery through Huronia. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate this foundational moment in Canadian history with this original coin designed in 99.99% fine silver.
Item Number: 130553
Composition: 99.99% Fine silver
Weight (g)*: 7.96
Face Value: $3
Artist: Laurie McGaw
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s momentous journey to Huronia with a stunning coin crafted in 99.99% fine silver.
- Celebrate an important moment in the exploration of the land that would one day become Canada.
- Own an original work of art depicting an antique artefact, the astrolabe, and highlighting the discoveries and adventures of famed explorer Samuel de Champlain.
- A beautiful addition for any collector who enjoys history, famous explorers, unique design, or Canadiana.
- A stunning gift or thoughtful introduction to collecting for history buffs, fans of geography, and Canadian heritage enthusiasts.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw is uniquely engraved to emulate the famed 17th century astrolabe—long attributed to Champlain—found in Cobden, Ontario. Against this navigational tool is set a full-body portrait of Samuel de Champlain. Through the spaces between the astrolabe’s latitude and longitude crosshairs, we are presented with engravings of scenes from Champlain’s journeys in Huronia, including an image of a tall sailing ship and a scene in which Huron guides assist Champlain on portage.