The HMS Bounty is one of the most well-known sailing vessels in human history, and for all the wrong reasons. Originally built as a private merchant vessel, it was sold to the Royal Navy near the end of the War of American Independence and made just one voyage as part of the Royal Navy. Today, the new 2020 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of an individual plastic flip or tubes of 20!
- Beautiful rendition of the HMS Bounty!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- The face value of 1 Dollar is backed by the Cook Islands’ government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse depicts the HMS Bounty from the port side.
Before it was known as the HMS Bounty, the ship was built in 1784 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, at the Blaydes shipyard. The small merchant vessel was commissioned as the Bethia and operated for three years as a private vessel. In May 1787, the ship was sold to the Royal Navy and recommissioned as the HMS Bounty, also known as the HM Armed Vessel Bounty. The ship would go on to make just one infamous voyage in its history.
All of the 2020 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins in this product listing are brand-new for 2020 and come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are packaged individually inside of protective plastic flips.
On the obverse side of the 2020 Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust of the Queen is the popular Ian Rank-Broadley design created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998. The bust of the Queen shown here has the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. This image featured on British coins from 1998 to 2015, Australian coins from 1999 to 2018, and continues to feature on the coins of nations such as New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands.
The reverse face of 2020 1 oz Cook Islands Bounty Silver Coins includes a depiction of the HMS Bounty as it sails across the ocean. The HMS Bounty was placed under the command of William Bligh upon its commission into the Royal Navy in 1787 and sent to the South Pacific on a botanical mission. The aim of this mission was to acquire breadfruit plants to transport to the British West Indies.
While the HMS Bounty set out on a simple mission, it met an infamous end in the course of its expedition as a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian succeeded in taking control of the ship. The HMS Bounty met its doom elsewhere, but during its voyage passed through the islands of the Cook Islands.
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