Part of Inventions and Discoveries Series. Commemorates Chinese invention of the compass in the 4th century BC. This gem proof coin is minted from 22 grams of 900 fine silver. Scarce, only 15,000 made. Rare opportunity to acquire this coin, which is usually available only as part of a set.
FREE BONUS WITH PURCHASE: For a limited time and while supplies last, get a FREE replica model of the first compass with every coin purchase! On a trip to China, our President visited the Museum of Chinese History, where he purchased models of the first compass. Invented by the Chinese sometime between 480-221 BC, the compass is considered one of the four greatest Chinese inventions. It works by placing a magnetized spoon on a 2 3/4” square “earthplate;” the handle of the spoon points south. Manufactured by Central Iron and Steel Research Institute.