The Sextant Geocoin™ is a commemoration to the sextant. The octant and sextant replaced most of the earlier navigation tools in the late 1700s. The octant is 1/8 of a circle and a sextant is 1/6 of a circle. The sextant allowed for more range in the degree scale over the octant.
The biggest improvement the sextant made over all other sighting tools (except the octant) is it’s double reflecting mirrors which eliminated the ocular parallax other tools caused. It also allowed for greater accuracy by having finer degree adjustments.
The Sextant Geocoin™ is trackable on Geocaching.com and has its own icon. It was made in both antique silver and antique bronze with each finish having a second polished plating on the sextant. There is also text going around the edge of the coin. A unique feature about this coin is the stars around the sextant glow in the dark.
Imitation hard enamel glowing colour
Trackable on Geocaching.com
Has its own icon that shows on your profile page in Geocaching.com when you log a find or discovery.