• 10 Dollars 2020, United States of America (USA), 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage
  • 10 Dollars 2020, United States of America (USA), 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage
Description

The United States Mint and The Royal Mint have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. They have produced a joint two-coin gold proof set and a silver coin and medal proof set.

The Mayflower was the ship that transported the first English Separatists, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. This voyage has become an iconic story in some of the earliest annals of American history, with its story of death and of survival in the harsh New England winter environment. The culmination of the voyage in the signing of the Mayflower Compact was an event which established a rudimentary form of democracy, with each member contributing to the welfare of the community.

Obverse

Depicts a Wampanoag family from the border of the design as the Mayflower arrives
from foreign shores. A young boy steps on the border, representing the intersection of the Wampanoag people in their Patuxet homeland and the Mayflower passengers. Inscriptions are “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “PATUXET,” and “$10.”

Engravers: Chris Costello (CTC) and Phebe Hemphill (PH)

E PLURIBUS UNUM PATUXET
CTC PH
$10

Reverse

Depicts portraits of a Pilgrim man and woman, representing the beginnings of a transition from a monarchy to democracy. A pair of mayflower blossoms flank the design. Inscriptions are “1620,” “PLYMOUTH,” “2020,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “AU 24K ¼ OZ.” and “UNITED STATES of AMERICA.”

Engravers: Chris Costello (CTC) and Joseph Menna (JFM)

1620 PLYMOUTH 2020
IN GOD WE TRUST
CTC JFM
W
AU 24K ¼ OZ.
UNITED STATES of AMERICA.”

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.999
Weight 7.78 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
West Point Mint (W)

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