Congo – 2004 – 5+10 Francs – KMnew Time is Money coin = 10 franc, spoon = 5 franc UNIQUE COIN (PROOF)
In stock (can be backordered)
The Magnetic Compass was discovered by the Chinese in 200 BC. ?Si Nan ? the South Governor?. A product of Magnetite (natural magnetic iron stone), the magnet was designed in the form of a spoon whereby the handle was directing to the south. The unstable spherical body allowed the free orientation of the seeking of the magnetic north pole position. It is thought that Chinese sailors and explorers used a type of floating compass to find their way when on voyages. In the 13th Century, the oriental trading brought the compass over to Europe.