The Australian Shipwreck Series of gold and silver coins for sale from the Royal Australian Mint reaches its conclusion in 2021 with the release of a fourth and final coin. Available as the final design, the 18th-century ship known as the Zeewijk is featured in a release that boasts 1 oz silver, gold, and antique silver coins. Right now, 2021 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zeewijk Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic capsules!
- 4th and final issue of the Australian Shipwreck Series!
- Limited mintage of only 20,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the Zeewijk in all its original glory.
Each of the 2021 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zeewijk Silver Coins available in this product listing come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These distinctive silver coins from the Royal Australian Mint come with specially designed triangular plastic capsules to house the coins and protect the condition.
The Australian Shipwreck Series from the Royal Australian Mint features four unique images of ships from the era of exploration that were commissioned by the Dutch East India Company. Each of the ships featured in the releases of this series were used by the Dutch East India Company in support of its trade colonies in the South Pacific. Moreover, each of the designs represents a ship that met a terrible fate off the coast of Western Australia on route to Batavia.
On the obverse of 2021 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zeewijk Silver Coins is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured at the top of the design element in one of the three corners in the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy from 1998. Also included on this side of the coin is the scene that played out as the survivors struggled to survive after the Zeewijk was shipwrecked at the Houtman Abrolhos, a chain of 122 islands and coral reefs on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia.
The Zeewijk was built in 1725 as an East Indiaman, a general term for sailing ships used by the Dutch East India Trading Company and other major trading powers of the 17th and 18th centuries. The ship measured 134.5 feet in length and had an armament that included 36 iron and bronze guns with six additional swivel guns.
The reverse of 2021 Australian Shipwreck Zeewijk Silver Coins features the image of the ship in all its glory as it sails confidently along calm waters. The element is framed by ships ropes and other ornate elements, and includes the Dutch initials of the Dutch East India Company as “VOC.”
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