The anchor is the center of attention of CIT Coin Invest AG’s coin “Fair Winds”. Advanced smartminting technology allows its high relief to protrude against the otherwise relatively flat surface. This contrast is emphasized even more by its finish: the coin’s fields were struck in black proof, the anchor and the rope that winds around it were struck in proof quality. This results in an even more striking visual contrast between the high-luster anchor and the blackish gray background.
The anchor is considered the oldest symbol of seafaring. On the endless miles of open waters it represents the only possibility to pause. As a result, the anchor has become the epitome of steady support in stormy weather. It comes as no surprise that the personification of hope was characterized by an anchor in early modern times.
The anchor’s good-luck message is emphasized by the English seafarer’s wish ”Fair Winds & Following Seas”. While every landlubber will understand that “Fair Winds” pleads for a favorable breeze, only insiders will make sense of the message “Following Seas”: it refers to waves that move in the direction the ship is heading. Such waves are fairly easy to navigate and offer additional boost.
This makes “Fair Winds” not only an exquisite product of state-of-the-art minting technology, but also a wonderful lucky charm for all those who set out to conquer the Seven Seas.
This video offers a 360-degree view of the coin.
Learn more about this coin on the CIT Coin Invest AG website.
You can find some additional seafarer quotes and nicknames on Ocean of News.