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500TH Anniversary Of Magellan Circun-Navigation - The Departure 1519 (Prata Proof)

The first circumnavigation of the globe, undertaken by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, is one of the greatest achievements of human history. It revealed the existence of a link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and clearly proved that the Earth is round.
To mark this great epic that took place between 1519 and 1522, the Mint created a series of four collector coins signed by Luís Filipe Abreu. Each coin represents the most important event that ocurred in each year of that expedition.
The first coin in this series, entitled «Departure 1519», alludes to the beginning of the voyage, showing on the obverse a representation of the five ships fleet under Ferdinand Magellan’s command, who is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
The next coins, «Strait 1520», «Mactan 1521» and «Conclusion 1522», will be released during the following years.

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