Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coins and Medals A Unique Collaboration from the United States Mint and The Royal Mint
The United States Mint is proud to present a collaborative effort with The Royal Mint (United Kingdom). The United States Mint Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program is a magnificent ensemble of coins and medals minted to honor an event that changed the course of human history—the trans-Atlantic journey of the Mayflower and its landing in the New World in 1620. The collection includes four limited mintage products, two joint products and two single product options in gold and silver sure to delight any collector.
2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coins
400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Two-Coin Gold Proof Set
Begin the Mayflower’s world-changing journey with The Royal Mint coin bringing to life the Mayflower as it sails through the rough seas as shown on the coin’s reverse, while the obverse showcases a likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The U.S Mint’s Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin depicts a young Wampanoag boy and his family watching as the Mayflower approaches, representing the end of months-long journey. The portraits of a Pilgrim man and woman on the coin’s reverse represent the beginnings of a transition from monarchy to democracy.
Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Reverse Proof Coin
U.S. Mint designer Chris Costello’s detailed imagery struck in pure 24-karat gold is brought to life thanks to the coin’s reverse proof finish featuring the design elements polished to a mirror-like finish. This provides the collector with an appealing variation on the U.S. Mint gold coin included in the two coin set.
2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver Coins
Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver Reverse Proof Medal
With its reverse proof finish highlighting design elements, the silver medal’s obverse features a Pilgrim family foreshadowing their upcoming hardships in 1620. The silver medal’s reverse showcases the Wampanoag people and their special relationship with their land as a man and woman use a unique planting technique to grow several crops, as well as retain the health of the land.
400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set
Struck in shining silver, the coin and medal set captures the determination of the voyage as shown in The Royal Mint coin’s vibrant rendering of the Mayflower at sea—and the meeting of two distinct worlds as represented by the silver reverse proof medal. The silver medal depicts the Wampanoag people who had inhabited the areas for more than 15,000 years and the Pilgrims braving the unknown, in search of a new home.