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.
The obverse design depicts scenes from the dramatic story of the Gilt Dragon before its ultimate demise. Second release in the four coin series. Limited Mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes graded by NGC in perfect MS70. These coins are the second of the Australian Shipwreck Series, following the Batavia release of 2019.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 Australias maritime history. The item "2020 Australia Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1 oz Silver NGC MS70" is in sale since Sunday, July 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "toss_a_coin" and is located in Wappingers Falls, New York.
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