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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