New Journeys of Discovery coin features naturalist Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (1809 – 1882) was one of the greatest naturalists of the 19th century, renowned for his contribution to the theory of evolution. During his voyages on the HMS Beagle, he completed extensive field research and developed his novel and revolutionary evolutionary theory. He was one of the first to claim that man evolved from the ape, causing a furore at the time. To celebrate his Journey of Discovery we have created this antique-finished, fully engraved and high-relief 2 oz silver coin which features a tranquil scene of Darwin studying his environment on a remote beach in the Galápagos Islands with iguanas by his feet. The HMS Beagle is moored in the background.  See the coin in more detail here.

Journeys of Discovery Coin Collection - NZ Mint


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