The Vergulde Draeck is one of a handful of famous shipwrecks that have occurred off the coast of the Australian continent. The silver bullion coins in this series are available with 1 oz silver content from the Royal Australian Mint and include new designs with each release. Right now, you can buy 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.
When you purchase a 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1 oz Silver Coin in this listing you will receive an item that is individually housed inside of its own protective capsule. All of the coins available in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
On the obverse of 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1 oz Silver Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features in right-profile relief in a 2015 design from Jody Clark. This enhanced portrait for Australian coins includes the Queens neckline and shoulders in an Australian currency portrait for the first time since 1966. In the lower field, the survivors of the Vergulde Draecks sinking clamor ashore in the foreground as the mighty vessel sinks in the distance.
The reverse field of the 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck Silver Coin comes with the design of the Vergulde Draeck as it looked shortly after it was completed in 1653. The Vergulde Draeck was built in Amsterdam by the Dutch East India Company in 1653 and sank off the coast of Western Australia in April 1656 on its way to Batavia, Indonesia.
Like many other shipwrecks of centuries passed, the Vergulde Draecks sinking resulted in the deaths of most of those aboard the ship. The Vergulde Draeck was transporting eight boxes of silver coins worth 78,600 guilders and trade goods with a value of 106,400 guilders when it struck a coral reef overnight on 28 April 1656. Of the 193 souls aboard, 118 are believed to have died during the sinking. 75 people made it ashore in Western Australia with a schuyt, a Dutch sailing barge, and small amounts of stores and provisions that washed ashore. Roughly eight people were dispatched on that schuyt several days later to reach Batavia and send for help. While those eight made the 1,400 nautical mile journey to Batavia in 41 days, but five ships subsequently dispatched to the area from Batavia over the next three years never discovered survivors.
These coins are available to you from the Royal Australian Mint, the sovereign mint of Australia located in Canberra. If you have questions, please contact Provident Metals. We are available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Australian Mint|
|Product Series||Australian Shipwreck|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|