In June 1604, Samuel de Chaplain together with Pierre du Gua, sieur de Monts explored the Atlantic coast in an effort to establish the first settlement that was meant to solidify France’s rights to a new settlement in the New World. On their journey, they sailed into a bay in New Brunswick, they discovered an island that was in the midst of three rivers and in their opinion a perfectly strategic site. Later on, sieur de Monts named it Sainte-Croix.
Celebrate this historic North American exploration with this 400th anniversary of the First French Settlement brilliant unciruclated Silver Dollar Coin.
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 25.175
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $1