20 Vatu SMS Europa

Features

Issuer Vanuatu
Period Republic (1980-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 20 Vatu
20 VUV = USD 0.17
Currency Vatu (1982-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 0.5 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Number N# 200980
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 56
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

SMS Europa

Series: History of seafaring

Obverse

National arms with year of issue above

Lettering:
RIPABLIK 2008 BLONG
LONG GOD YUMI STANAP
VANUATU

Translation:
Republic of Vanuatu
In God We Stand
(translated from Bislama)

Reverse

SMS Europa under full sail with value

Lettering:
HISTORY OF SEAFARING EUROPA 1911
20 VATU

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Valcambi SA, Balerna, Switzerland

Comments

Europa is a steel-hulled barque registered in the Netherlands. Originally she was a German lightship, named Senator Brockes and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Until 1977, she was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. A Dutchman bought the vessel in 1985 and in 1994 she was fully restored as a barque, a three-mast rigged vessel, and retrofitted for special-purpose sail-training.

Europa cruises worldwide and accepts paying voyage crew (trainees) for short or long trip segments, including ocean crossings, Sail Training Association races, and annual voyages to Antarctica, and between South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, and Cape Town.

In 2002 and 2013 she rounded Cape Horn. In 2010 she participated in Velas Sudamerica 2010, an historical Latin American tour by eleven tall ships to celebrate the bicentennial of the first national governments of Argentina and Chile.

In 2013-2014 Europa circumnavigated the world together with two other Dutch tall ships, Tecla and Oosterschelde. They sailed from South Africa to Mauritius, Australia and New Zealand. In October 2013 Europa participated in the International Fleet Review 2013 in Sydney. From New Zealand, the ship sailed an official Cape Horn rounding (October - December 2013). In June 2014 Europa completed her circumnavigation by arriving in Amsterdam.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  10 000 Proof

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