Journeys of Discovery – Charles Darwin 2 Oz Silver Coin
- 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
- Mintage: 2,000
- Country of Issue: Niue
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.