2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin, This is the Second issue of the triangular shaped Shipwreck series.

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2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin comes in a protective Coin capsule.


The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to present the second release in the Australian Shipwreck series featuring the Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon). For the first time in bullion, the series will feature coins that are triangular-shaped in size. The Gilt Dragon follows on from the popular first release in the series featuring the Batavia.
The exquisite design of the reverse conveys two scenes to communicate the journey of the Gilt Dragon. With the image of the ship viewed upright, the Gilt Dragon is shown setting sail in its full glory. Flipping the coin to view the text ofĀ  1656Ā  and ‘Vergulde Draeck’ upright depicts the ship in its final state capsized shortly after wrecking in 1656. The obverse design depicts scenes from the dramatic story of the Gilt Dragon before its ultimate demise.
These coins are the second of the Australian Shipwreck Series, following the Batavia release of 2019. On the morning of 28 April 1656, a VOC ship called the Vergulde Draeck, travelling towards Batavia (now Jakarta) with a load of trade goods, coins, cargo, passengers and crew, struck an uncharted reef off the coast of Western Australia. The reef gutted the ship and only 75 of the crew survived, along with a small quantity of provisions and a single boat.
The under steersman, Abraham Leeman, took the boat and six crew on an astonishing and gruelling journey to Batavia and reported the wreck. Several attempts were made to rescue the survivors, but they were never located. The wreck of the Vergulde Draeck was discovered in 1963 and was excavated in 1972. Some 19,000 coins were recovered, mainly Spanish reals and some Japanese silver coins. The mystery of what became of the survivors of the Vergulde Draeck has never been answered. This was one of the most enigmatic episodes of Australia’s maritime history.

2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Australian Mint
Dimensions: 33.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999


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4 reviews for 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

  1. Maxloo1981 (verified owner)

    Its a very Beautiful coin lots of details on it. I am extremely happy to have this in my collection. Thank you Martin for your quick delivery service.

  2. Peter (verified owner)

    Totally agree with Maxloo 1981. The first coin was good but this coin in my opinion is slightly better. The detail is amazing crisp and clear. I love the two dragon like creatures. The queen’s head doesn’t take over the design. I hope the next one is as good. It is great the the coin is triangular as makes a change from the norm. Well worth getting although a bit more expensive. My coin was unmarked. Thanks Martin.

  3. Mphipps (verified owner)

    Like Peter said it’s a bit pricey but in my opinion it’s worth every penny because of it’s unusual shape and of course it’s stunningly beautiful design too,the first release was very nice but this years release is slightly better but only by a Cat’s Whisker,Thanks again Martin for the Super Fast Delivery ā˜ŗ

  4. james hand (verified owner)

    Their is some very beautiful coins here at very reasonable prices, along with quick deliveries service. All in all, it was a pleasurable experience with silver trader. I will continue from time to time, to purchase more of these lovely products.

    Thanks Martin.

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