This page last updated on 2015-06-18
Coin Name : A New Home
Edition Name: Annals
Limited Edition – This edition will never again be produced
Finish: Antique Gold
2012 – 40 coins
A large number of animals are migratory and travel long distances to ensure their survival. Nature awakens something in them and they answer the call to leave all that they have known and to move on in search of a new home. Monarch butterflies are well known for their epic journeys that require generations to complete. One sets off, but it never reaches the end. It is left to its children or grandchildren to finally enter the Promised Land.
Humans are like butterflies in that their survival depends on listening to the instinct that compels them to leave behind their comfortable routines in order to seek out a new valley, to cross uncharted oceans, and finally plunge into the sea of stars to look for a new home. A journey this grand will not be completed in one lifetime.
This coin describes how humanity’s migration into space is motivated by the same instincts felt by other animals. The colonization of the planets and later the stars will take generations similar to the migration of monarch butterflies.
This is the artist’s edition. The colors are meant to evoke parchment and faded ink. Especially the side with the butterflies is meant to look like the Monarch edition 100 years later.
Note written on 2015/06/18: The side with the rocket shows a flight path that swings by Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; this is meant to imply a gravity assist in order to leave the solar system.