One Pound - The Century

        YEAR    KM      mintage diameter
        1993    90       ----    22.50
This coin, the sixth in the shipbuilding series, features the Century, an 186 ton, two-masted brigantine built by Daniel Le Vesconte of First Tower. Launched on 14 April 1866, the Century was so named to commemorate the centenary of the founding of C. Robin and Co. Whilst bound from Gaspé, Canada, for Rio de Janeiro on her maiden voyage she was caught in a hurricane and dismasted. After repairs she continued to work on the triangle run of South America, Jersey, and Gaspé Bay. The Century was finally lost in October 1898 after becoming stranded at Val Bay, Gaspé.


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