THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE MAYFLOWER – 2020 2 x 1OZ GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA .999 SILVER PROOF COIN AND MEDAL SET – Royal Mint & US Mint
The story of the Mayflower is one that connects two continents, with most of the passengers having come from England. In 2020, the world commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage.
The passengers of the Mayflower came in part from a group of religious separatists that had sprung up in the early 1600s. Many had fled to the Netherlands for the sake of religious freedom but were eager to start completely anew in the New World. These people were known as the so-called ‘Saints’ and joining them were the ‘Strangers’ – craftsmen, adventurers and others – who are all remembered as the Pilgrims.
Hit by setbacks and tragedies at seemingly every turn, the Pilgrims eventually arrived in modern-day Massachusetts and immediately sought to govern themselves by a new form of social contract that relied on the consensus of those governed. The Mayflower Compact, as it was known, would ultimately inspire the United States Constitution.
This unique and inspiring story is told from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean through a rare collaboration between The Royal Mint and the United States Mint. A silver Proof medal from the US Mint joins a coin from The Royal Mint to help tell a more detailed story of the Mayflower. Providing continuity and symmetry to the coin and medal are different designs from Massachusetts-based artist Chris Costello.
- Observe a historic and internationally significant anniversary
- A rare collaboration between two of the world’s leading mints – Features a commemorative one ounce coin from The Royal Mint and a one ounce medal from the US Mint, both finished to Proof standard.
- Both the UK coin and the US medal feature design work by US artist Chris Costello
- Ideal for those with an interest in US or British history
Material: Fine Silver (99.9%)
Weight: 2 x 1 oz