You many not realize it, but many of the things that we take for granted on a daily basis in the field of scientific invention and discovery actually originated from China. One such example is the compass. The first compass, known as "Si Nan" in Chinese, dates back to four B.C., and bears Chinese characters which denote the eight main directions: north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest. It had a spoon made of magnetic lodestone and rested on a bronze plate.
Panda America is proud to celebrate the invention of the world's first compass by offering a gem proof coin minted from 22.2 grams of .900 fine silver. As a legal tender coin, it has a denomination of 5 Yuan, and is considered rare with only 15,000 made. Besides depicting an image of the first compass, the coin also shows Chinese soldiers on horseback and the legend "Compass 4th Century B.C." The reverse of the coin features The Great Wall of China, which dates from 228 B.C. and covers an amazing 1,400 miles.
Available for a limited time and while supplies last, as a FREE bonus with every purchase of the First Compass Chinese coin we will include a working model replica of the very first compass (shown above) which is featured on the silver coin. On this replica, the circular center of the plate represents Heaven, and the rest of the square plate indicates Earth. Fittingly, the spoon represents the Big Dipper, which the ancient Chinese mariners used for navigational guidance.
With such a low mintage and this kind of special offer, these coins won't last long. To get your First Compass coin and FREE replica compass, call Panda America today at 1-800-472-6327 or visit our website at www.PandaAmerica.com