One Pound - The Gemini
YEAR KM mintage diameter
1992 88 ---- 22.50
This coin, the fifth in the series, features the Gemini, a
three-masted barque built by Daniel Le Vesconte of First Tower for Messrs.
Deslandes and Pallot. The Gemini was registered as 430 tons and
launched on 7 May 1864, making voyages to China, South America, the West
Indies and New York. Records indicate that the crew was paid 2.5 pounds
per month and the mate received no less than 5 pounds. She was eventually
broken up in Singapore in 1880 after being declared unseaworthy. However, some experts believe that after a name change, it sailed for many more years.
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