Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone Silver Coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone coin
  • Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone coin

Journeys of Discovery - David Livingstone Silver Coin

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The David Livingstone 2 oz Silver Coin marks the fifth release in the popular Journeys of Discovery coin collection by New Zealand Mint. This exciting collection celebrates exploration and discovery of the unknown. 

David Livingstone was a missionary and a legendary explorer of the African continent, who was to become one of the most popular national heroes of Britain in the late 19th century.

This relief engraved, antique-finished coin, shows an artists’ interpretation of David Livingstone standing together with his exploration entourage, in front of the breathtakingly beautiful  Victoria Falls. 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. Available online now from New Zealand Mint.

Style Number: 30-00461

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

David Livingstone was a protestant missionary and a legendary explorer of the African continent, who was to become one of the most popular national heroes of Britain in the late 19th century.

Born 1813 in Scotland, Livingstone grew up in poor conditions and was at the age of 10, working 12-hour days at a local cotton mill. Encouraged to get a good education, David went on to study medicine, followed by studies at the London Missionary Society.

Livingstone’s travels to Africa between 1841 and 1873 have been well documented and after being posted to Africa first as a medical missionary in 1841, he was to make several travels to the ‘Dark Continent’ over the course of the next 30 years.

His expeditions brought the West significant amount of knowledge about previously unknown parts of Africa. Livingstone was to be the first European to see the awe-inspiring Mosi-oa-Tunya ("the smoke that thunders") waterfall during one of his early journeys inland in 1849, renaming it Victoria Falls. He was also the first European to cross the width of southern Africa, after completing his ambitious four-year expedition.

In 1871, the explorer was thought to be lost, so fellow explorer and journalist Henry Stanley was sent to Africa to find Livingstone. Their first encounter was the source of the now famous phrase; 'Dr Livingstone I presume?’

David Livingstone died from dysentery and malaria in North Rhodesia (modern-day Zambia) on 1 May 1873, at the age of 60. His body was later buried at Westminster Abbey, England.

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- Washington State, USA

Another coin that I added to my collection, from this excellent series. I continue to be impressed with the engraving on these coins.

(Posted on 13 Dec 2017)

- USA

Awesome addition to the series. Outstanding customer service. Love the series.

(Posted on 6 Mar 2016)