Product Code: L4459130
A distinguished English navigator and cartographer, Captain Flinders was the first to circumnavigate Australia and correctly identify it as a continent. He was also the first to have his atlas of maps of Australia published, and this incredible Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coin, released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man, celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Captain Matthew Flinders.
This special Anniversary coin shows his vessel, the HMS Investigator, and a map of Australia surrounded by iconic images, including the Sydney Opera House, a koala and a kangaroo, to represent this great country. Available in both Proof Sterling Silver and Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, this stunning coin is a must-own for every collector and each precious metal coin has been struck four times to produce the superlative Pobjoy Proof finish.
The obverse of this commemorative coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on all UK coinage since 1998 and the Pobjoy Mint has exclusive use of the ‘uncouped’ effigy that appears on the obverse of these collector’s coins.
A man personifying adventure is celebrated
Born in March 1774, Captain Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean and it was during his second voyage that Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania, was confirmed as an island. Following this voyage his work came to the attention of Sir Joseph Banks and as a result, in January 1801, Flinders was given command of the Investigator and promoted to Commander the following month.
Aboard the Investigator, Flinders started his exploration of the Australian coastline drawing up his maps as he went. After his return to England, Flinder’s map of Terra Australia was first published in January 1814. Revered in Australia and acknowledged as one of the greatest navigators in history, he died in 1814 aged 40, the day after his book and atlas was published.
A unique tribute to both English and Australian history this IOM commemorative Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coin is a limited edition collector’s coin and comes in a stunning presentation pouch.
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