BATAVIA – AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECK SERIES – 2019 1 oz Pure Silver Antique Coin in Capsule – Royal Australian Mint
BATAVIA – AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECK SERIES – 2019 1 oz Pure Silver Antique Coin – Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to re-visit the Batavia in a new sub-series for the Australia Shipwreck. These coins are the first ever antiqued bullion coins from The Royal Australian Mint and is strictly limited to a low mintage of 1,000!
The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent silver antiqued coins as the first in the series of four. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed.
The exquisite design of the reverse conveys two scenes to communicate the journey of the Batavia. With the image of the ship viewed upright, the Batavia is shown setting sail in its full glory. Flipping the coin to view the text of ‘1629’ and ‘Batavia’ upright depicts the ship in its final state capsized shortly after wrecking in 1629. The border encompassing the main design also incorporates unique design elements from the Batavia. The obverse design depicts the fighting between the survivors as a result of the mutiny and the Batavia before its ultimate demise.
- A Mint First – first time an antique finish has been applied on a RAM bullion program
- Contains 1oz of .999 fine silver
- First release in the four coin antiqued series
- Limited mintage of just 1,000 coins worldwide
- First triangular-shaped bullion coin in the world
- Presented in unique protective triangular capsule
Material: 999 Fine Silver
Weight: 1 Troy oz
Face Value: $1.00