The design of this compass rose came from a map made in 1558 outlining the west coast of southern North America, Mexico, and northern South America. Many old maps display several small compass rose designs, such as this one, in several spots to help mariners gain their bearing as they move from one location on the map to another. It was common for these small compass roses to have a fleur-de-lis on top in their designs; so we added one which also provides a place to include a chain. This chain works great to attach the coin to your favorite geocaching traveler or other items.
This geocoin continues our tradition commemorating compass roses from the past. It also continues our micro traveler series. We made it big enough to be noticeable, but small enough to fit in 35mm containers. With its bright coloring it can easily be seen attached to a traveling item or when traveling alone.
This coin was designed to be a low cost traveler. It is trackable on geocaching.com and has its own icon. The icon will display in your geocaching.com profile when you log a find or discovery.
- Size: 29mm wide and 38mm tall
- Coloring: Soft enamel colors
- Brushed aluminum
This coin is currently available for sale. You can make a purchase at the CoinsAndPins.com Navigation Geocoins page.
Click here to read about compass rose history.
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