The fourth edition of the exceedingly popular Great Canadian explorers series, celebrates Harry Hudson, with only 2,000 coins in circulation! Each coin comes in with a dazzling maroon display case, and a sterilized certificate of authenticity signifying a guarantee of quality from one of the most reputable mints in the world!
Renowned for his exceptional navigational skills, and courageous appetite for exploration, Hudson has left a lasting legacy as one of the most prolific explorers in Canadian history.
In an attempt to discover a northern passage to establish a trading route from Europe to Asia on behalf of The Dutch East India company, Hudson and his crew inadvertently traversed through, and discovered new routes that would be critical in both Canadian and North American history.
Hudson was also able to brave the unforgiving nautical territory of Northern Canada of Hudson’s strait in order to discover the enormous body of water that we now know as Hudson’s bay. The discovery of this route opened up landlocked areas of Canada to participate in the flourishing fur trade, contributing to the prosperity of the Nation. Hudson’s considerable achievements are celebrated on this stunning 1/2 oz 99.99 pure gold coin.
On the reverse side, Henry Hudson is illustrated standing ashore, as he peers through a handheld telescope towards uncharted lands. The background of the coin is elaborately designed, with a voyager ship, and a crew in a rowboat skilfully engraved within.
An elaborate etching of Hudson’s bay and Hudson’s straight can also be seen. The coins year of issue, country of origin and $200 face value are also included on the reverse.
The obverse shows Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the regal Queen Elizabeth II in great detail. The background remains blank, as the Queen’s name is boldly displayed above her head.
The Great Canadian Explorer’s series remains a hit with collectors and investors alike, due to their commemorative significance, 9999 fine gold content, and meticulous design. Build your wealth in ounces today with the addition of a 1/2 2015 Henry Hudson Gold coin today!