From the Royal Australian Mint, the new Shipwreck Series launches with the image of the Batavia. The Batavia was built in Amsterdam in 1628 for the Dutch East India Company and wrecked on a reef off the coast of Western Australia within a year of its maiden voyage. Today, 2019 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Batavia Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of a protective triangular capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 1st coin design in the 4-coin Shipwreck Series!
- Limited mintage of only 250 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Obverse side of the coin features Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait and a scene of chaos as mutineers turn on fellow passengers.
- The reverse depicts the Batavia as it sets sail on its maiden voyage.
The Shipwreck Series is a brand-new addition from the Royal Australian Mint. The collection features four designs in total, with the Batavia serving as the flagship of the collection. The Batavia’s maiden voyage took it from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies capital of the same name, Batavia, a city that is now known as Jakarta, Indonesia.
All 2019 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Batavia Coins in this product listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are the first-ever triangular bullion coins and come with a matching, triangular protective capsules. The gold coins for sale in this series have a very low mintage and come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
On the reverse of the 2019 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Batavia Gold Coin is a depiction of the Batavia with its sails at full mast as it sets off for the Dutch East Indies. The inscriptions of the date of sinking, the ship’s name, and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content are upside down. If you flip the coin so these are visible right side up, you’ll notice the Batavia is now depicted as it met its fate: capsized.
The Batavia was sailing for the Dutch East Indies with a large load of trade silver and gold that resulted in a mutiny. The skipper and a junior officer wanted to escape prosecution in Amsterdam and launched a mutiny. After purposely deviating from the planned route, the ship crashed on a reef off the Houtman Abrolhos.
On the obverse of 2019 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Batavia Gold Coin is Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth-generation Australian portrait. Designed by Jody Clark, this is the first such effigy to feature the Queen’s neckline and shoulders since 1966. The scene below Her Majesty points to the aftermath of the shipwreck and stranding of the passengers. Some 110 passengers were murdered by mutineers for not supporting the cause.
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