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- Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide.
- Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique, triangular protective capsule.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Obverse: Depicts scenes from the dramatic story of the ship, along with the Queen Elizabeth II effigy.
- Reverse: Depicts the Vergulde Draeck ship, surrounded by decorative maritime ornaments.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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This second release of an Australian Shipwreck series from Royal Australian Mint follows the Batavia, and depicts a part of Australia's maritime history. The design shows the story of the shipwreck and events that followed on this limited mintage, Silver coin. Don't miss your opportunity to add the 2020 Australia 1 oz Silver Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) Shipwreck Triangular coin to your cart today!
Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)
In 1656 a ship named Vergulde Draeck was traveling towards Batavia (current-day Jakarta), and struck an uncharted reef off the coast of Western Australia. The ship was carrying trade goods, coins, cargo, passengers and crew. Abraham Leeman, the under steersman, took the boat and six crew on a journey to Batavia to report the wreck. It is said that there were more survivors, but they were not located and it is unknown what happened to them. The wreckage of the Vergulde Draeck was discovered in 1963, and was excavated in 1972. About 19,000 coins were discovered, mostly Spanish reals and Japanese Silver coins.
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