2021 1oz Australia Shipwreck - Zeewijk 999 Silver Coin (NGC MS70 First Release)

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The Royal Australian Mint's triangular-shaped Shipwreck series concludes with this fourth release, dedicated to the Zeewijk wreck of 1727. The surviving crew members remarkably built a new vessel, the Sloepie, from salvaged materials, and were able to complete their journey to Batavia with a cargo of ten chests of Dutch guilders in April 1728.

  • This 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck coin set is struck from 1 Troy oz. of silver.
  • The coin is minted in an exciting triangular shape measuring 33.90 mm in diameter.

Stunning Graphic Story of a Shipwreck

Obverse: On the obverse, three stages of the Zeewijk crew's journey are represented. The wrecked Zeewijk appears in the distance, while members of the crew are portrayed constructing the Sloepie beside an image of the newly-built ship departing. The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint in 2015 is located prominently above. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA 2021" and the face value.

Reverse: The reverse depicts the Zeewijk sailing on a serene sea. Rotation of the coin reveals the magnificent vessel overturned, below the inscription "1oz ." "ZEEWIJK" and "1727."

First Releases Mint State 70

This 2021 Australian Zeewijk Shipwreck silver coin was received by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review within thirty days of release and judged to be in flawless Mint State 70 condition. The sensational triangular-shaped coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder accompanied by a NGC certification label confirming its First Releases status.

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $1
Purity 999
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Australia
Manufacturer Royal Australian Mint
Mintage 20,000
Diameter (mm) 33.9
Series Australian Shipwreck