2010 $100 The Discovery of Hudson's Bay, 400th Anniversary - 14-kt. Gold Coin

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Year: 2010

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Anyone who has ever admired the spirit and skill of early European explorers will be delighted to own this 2010 $100 exquisitely-crafted 14-karat gold coin. Superior sculpting makes it a veritable work of art; its collectability greatly enhanced by its limited mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.

The Design:

Henry Hudson in period dress, charting his voyage on a 17th-century map, his astrolabe and sextant at the ready.

 

Hudson's Bay:

John Cabot… Martin Frobisher… John Davis… Henry Hudson. More than a century after Cabot, Hudson began his quest for the elusive northwest passage to Asia. After three failed attempts, Hudson sailed for Iceland in 1610. From there, he crossed Davis Strait into the treacherous waters explorers called the Furious Overfall (modern-day Hudson Strait). After months of turbulent, ice-filled water and jagged reefs, the strait opened up. Hudson believed he had reached the Pacific Ocean, but he was mistaken; Discovery was in a vast inland bay that looked deceptively like the open sea. The Spice Islands were still out of reach, but Hudson had far outdistanced his predecessors—and his discovery proved to be of immeasurable value to England’s expanding fur trade.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 100 Dollars
Year: 2010

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 27mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.5833
Weight: 12 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.225 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Artist: John Mantha (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 5000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II


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