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100 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Vergulde Draeck - Gold Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 100 Dollars
100.00 AUD = 71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 33.9 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Triangular
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The wrecking of the Vergulde Draeck in 1656

Series: Australian Shipwrecks

Obverse

Sixth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace set within a small circle at the top of the triangle. Below an image of the shipwreck and sailors attempting to flee on a lifeboat. Below that a chest full of gold coins with some spilling out

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II • AUSTRALIA 2020
JC
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Depicts the Vergulde Draeck ship, surrounded by decorative maritime ornaments.
Text is upside down.

Lettering:
1oz .9999 Au
VERGULDE DRAECK
1656

Engraver: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

In 1656 the Dutch vessel Vergulde Draeck was wrecked off the shore of Western Australia. In spite of frantic rescue efforts, the survivors were never located. The mystery of the Vergulde Draeck is featured on this 2020 $1 1oz Silver Triangular Investment Coin, the second in the four-part Australian Shipwrecks series. This fine investment coin is struck by the Royal Australian Mint .

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  250 Proof

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