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2011 1 oz Silver Ships that Changed the World Proof (Golden Hind)

2011 1 oz Silver Ships that Changed the World Proof (Golden Hind)

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Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
This Silver coin is the second in a five coin series.

The Golden Hind coin depicts a representation of the Golden Hind in full sail, set against a colored globe map and the inscription GOLDEN HIND, design by Tom Vaughan.

The Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. This coin comes with box, certificate of authenticity and an illustrated shipper.

The Golden Hind, best known for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, was captained by Sir Francis Drake. The famous English galleon was renamed by Drake to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose armorial crest was a golden 'hind' (the heraldic term for a female deer). Hatton was one of the principal sponsors of Drake's world voyage.

In 1577, Queen Elizabeth I of England chose Sir Francis Drake as the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America through the Strait of Magellan and to explore the coast that lay beyond. Before setting sail, Drake met the queen face to face for the first time where she said to him, “We would gladly be revenged on the King of Spain for divers injuries that we have received.” In effect, the Queen gave Drake her unofficial permission to privateer.

Drake returned to England in September 1580 with a ship’s hold full of Spanish treasure and only 56 men of the original crew remaining. Queen Elizabeth, delighted with her bounty, went aboard the Golden Hind and bestowed an immediate knighthood on Drake.

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