Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower, Coin from United States - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower, Coin from United States
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower

Like many other mints, the United States Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Ten Dollars ($10).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art.

This gold quarter-ounce coin denominated as $10 commemorates the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower.

The story of the Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cultures, and countries. This transatlantic voyage brought 102 Pilgrims and migrants from Europe across the Atlantic and established a new foundation for governance in the New World.

The coin is part of a program commemorating the 400th anniversary of this voyage with coin and medal designs that come together to tell the story of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower‘s journey, and the impact the Pilgrims’ arrival had on the native Wampanoag people.

The U.S. Mint and the Royal Mint produced a joint two-coin gold proof set and a silver coin and medal proof set. The British and American coin designs come together to tell the story of the departure and arrival of the Mayflower. The story begins on the reverse of the British coin depicting a dynamic and exciting image of the Mayflower in the early stages of the voyage. It is guided by the North Star, carrying the hopes and dreams of the Pilgrims and their life in the New World. The story then continued on the obverse of the U.S. gold coin depicting a Wampanoag family watching from their world as the Mayflower arrives from foreign shores.

All the coins and the medal in the series were designed by the same artist.

MintWest Point Mint Mint MarkLetter W Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
United States / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts within a central circle the portraits of a Pilgrim man and woman facing left, representing the beginnings of a transition from monarchy to democracy. The dual portraits symbolise a democratic organization, with their resolute expressions focused on a self-determined future.

Incuse around below, the metal content and composition: AU 24K 1/4 OZ. (one quarter of an ounce of 24-carat gold; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, Latin for gold).

Around above, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Below left, the artist's initials CTC (for Chris Costello); below right, the initials of the engraver JFM (for Joseph F Menna), under which the mint mark W of the West Point Mint.

In the outer rim, a pair of mayflower blossoms flank the design and separate the inscriptions: 1620 PLYMOUTH 2020 around above, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around below.

Obverse Inscription 1620 PLYMOUTH 2020 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Reverse
United States / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin design depicts a Wampanoag family watching 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.

Below, the face value $10 (Ten Dollars). Around left, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. Around above, PATUXET.

The Patuxet were a Native American band of the Wampanoag tribal confederation. They lived primarily in and around modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Patuxet have been extinct since 1622.

Incuse in the lower right (on the woman's sleeve), the artist's initials PH (for Phebe Hemphill).

Reverse Inscription $10 E PLURIBUS UNUM PATUXET
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Notes

Note that the Mint's website calls the side with the Pilgrim family "reverse"; however, we have gone with the understanding that a reverse is the side showing the face value, and the obverse is the side showing the issuing authority.

Issued in Set
400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Two-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown
2 coins: (US) Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower, (UK) Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower: Known varieties
Variety Reverse Proof
Images United States / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower / Reverse Proof - obverse photo United States / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower / Reverse Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 5,000
Details

Mirror-like designs on frosted background fields (the inverse of the normal coins).

The coin is encapsulated and enclosed in a cadet blue presentation case. The Mayflower ship imagery, which appears on the coin, appears outlined on the inside lid of case, which is secured in an outer packaging of similar colour. An outer sleeve with the product name in gold foil complements the packaging. A beautiful Certificate of Authenticity with a brief story of the Mayflower arrival signed by the Director of the United States Mint is included with the set.

U.S. Mint Item Number: 20XC. Release price: $715.00.

Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower: References to Information Used
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce
Issued2020
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerChris Costello, Phebe Hemphill
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.776 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-PPLL-ENZB
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Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Reverse Proof Coin
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Notes: Reverse proof packaging.
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Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Reverse Proof Coin
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Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Reverse Proof Coin
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Notes: Reverse proof.
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Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin
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Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin
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