Champlain’s coins

Fine Silver Coin - 400th Anniversary of Samuel de Champlain in Huronia - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint commemorated the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s journey to Huronia with a coin crafted in 99.99% pure silver.

The coin, designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, emulates the 17th century astrolabe, associated with Champlain.

On the website page, are a description of the historical context, information about the design and the specifications of the coin that is worth $3. As well, there is a short “Did you know” entry about the Wendat, Étienne Brûlé, the astrolabe and Champlain.

Other coins commemorating Champlain :

•Pure Gold Coin - Samuel de Champlain (2014) - Mintage: 2,000. Third coin in the Great Explorers series.|search|searchresults|Pure_Gold_Coin_-_Samuel_de_Champlain_-_Mintage_2000_2014&#.VhFN5pdRCos

•Brilliant Silver Dollar – 400th Anniversary of Québec (2008) - Mintage 35000|search|searchresults|Brilliant_Silver_Dollar_400th_Anniversary_of_Qubec_2008&#.VhFOCZdRCos

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