This coin marks the 10th anniversary of the official Compass Rose Geocoin series. This compass rose design is not based on an actual compass rose, but incorporated design aspects from Compass Rose Geocoins dating from years 2006-2014.
The back of this coin focuses on the large constellation, Argo Navis. It has since been divided into three separate constellations: Carina (the keel of the ship), Puppis (the stern of the ship), and Vela (the sails of the ship). Pyxis (the mariner’s compass) was formerly a part of Argo’s mast, but is now considered its own separate constellation.
The image shown on the back is based on the Argo Navis constellation drawing by Johannes Hevelis, an astronomer known as “the founder of lunar topography”.
The coin versions:
Vela – Antique Copper Version – Blue & Orange colors
Puppis – Antique Bronze Version – Red, Green, and White colors – Glows
Carina – Polished Gold Version – Purple, Green, and Orange colors
Pyxis – Polished Nickel Version – Black, White, and Orange colors
Argo Navis – Black Nickel LE Version – Red, Orange, and Yellow colors – Glows