Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin

Journeys of Discovery - Charles Darwin Silver Coin

US$145.00

Available Now

The Charles Darwin 2 oz Silver Coin marks the sixth release in the Journeys of Discovery Coin Collection by New Zealand Mint. This exciting collection celebrates exploration and discovery of the unknown. 

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.

This antique-finished, fully engraved and high-relief 2 oz silver coin 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. In line with the previous releases in this series, the coin is packaged in a high quality wooden case, with protective draw string sack.

With a worldwide limited mintage of only 2,000 coins, this would make a special gift for coin collectors and inspire intrepid travellers on their own Journeys of Discovery. Start or add to your Journeys of Discovery coin collection today. 

Style Number: 30-00462

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
2 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 2 oz
  • Coin Finish: Antique
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $5
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 2,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

Charles Robert Darwin was one of the greatest naturalists of the 19th century, renowned for his contribution to the theory of evolution. He was one of the first to claim that man evolved from the ape, causing a furore at the time.

Born in 1809 into a wealthy and well-respected family in England, Darwin grew up with an early interest in the nature.  

Young Darwin did not show much interest in education and left school at the age of 16. However, he went on to study at Christ's College, and it was during this time that his previous interest in nature developed into a passion for natural science.

After graduating in 1831, Darwin first position was that of a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle, which was departing to take a five-year survey voyage around the world.

During his voyage, Darwin had a unique opportunity to observe how the principles of botany, zoology, and geology translated to the field. He collected a vast number of plant, bird, and fossil specimens, documenting these with care. It was during this journey that he began to develop his novel and revolutionary evolutionary theory, which saw life forms evolving from simple to more complex forms over time. Darwin officially introduced his detailed theory of evolution to the Linnean Society of natural history in 1858.

Charles Darwin died on 19 April 1882 and was buried at Westminster Abbey in London. After a life-time of research, his achievement was to literally have changed the way the western world viewed life. 

Delivery

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
FREE International Delivery on all online orders. Please click here for International delivery times and terms.

Please note:
- Your products will be couriered to a street address during business hours and will need to be signed for. We are unable to drop off or deliver to a PO Box number. Thank you.

- Customs fees are not included on shipping costs. Contact your local Custums Office for further information on Customs fees.

NEED HELP?
If you have any questions relating to delivery or returns please see our full Delivery and Returns Policy. If you can't find the answer to your question please contact our customer care team who are more than happy to help. Click here to contact us.
International Tel:+64 9 377 6837
New Zealand Tel:0800 696 468
Email: coins@newzealandmint.com

Reviews

Here's what some of our customers are saying about this product

Average Rating:
Write a Review

- USA

This was my first purchase of any of the coins in this series, and after seeing the quality of the engraving , I plan on continuing to collect the other coins already released and any other coins if released. The aged look helps emphasize the deep engraving. If I had one concern, it would be the lack of a protective capsule, included with the coin, but this doesn't detract from my appreciation of this coin.

(Posted on 27 Aug 2017)

- USA

Awesome coin. Outstanding collection. Have the complete set and could not be happier. Highly recommend each coin ann the entire set to serious collectors. Thanks

(Posted on 16 Apr 2016)

- USA

Continued quality and great last coin. Completed series and couldn't be happier. Great addition to my collection

(Posted on 25 Mar 2016)