THE SAILING SHIPS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. (FULL SET OF 5 COINS). Some of the most important episodes in the story of our planet were determined by. And the heroic men that sailed on them. This exquisite series of coins minted by the word-famous Perth Mint of Australia – the Sailing Ships that Changed the World commemorates five important tall ships that shaped the course of the history; all are remembered for their landmark contributions to the annals of our planet. The FULL set features following famous ships. Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus. Golden Hinde of Sir Francis Drake. ALL COIN S ARE IN. COMES WITH SERIALIZED COA (NUMBERS WILL VARY) AND IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE WITH ILLUSTRATED OUTER CARTON B OX. Of each coin has the effigy of. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right executed by Raphael Maklouf. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the year of issue and denomination also appear circling the edge of the coin. Commemorates each of the famous ships, incorporating fine details of engraving and vibrant colors of the see against a backdrop of the globe. Each coin comes with serialized COA, is encapsulated inside black leatherette clamshell-style presentation case (lined with black velvet and satin), and protected by a full-color outer box. The reverse designs include. Perhaps the most important event in Western history, when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 – a voyage made possible only by his three ships: Nina , Pinta , and of course, Santa Maria! Spain and was a medium-sized nau. , about 58 ft (17.7 m) long on deck, and according to Juan Escalante de Mendoza in 1575 a ” very little larger than 100 toneladas” (about 100 tons). And was used as the. Santa María had a single deck and three small. The other ships of the Columbus expedition were the smaller. Type ships Santa Clara , remembered as La. (” The Girl “), and La. All these ships were at least second-hand and were not intended for exploration. Niña , Pinta , and the Santa María were modest-sized merchant vessels comparable in size to a modern cruising. Santa María was the slowest of Columbus’ vessels but performed well in the. It sank the next day. The timbers were later used to build a fort north from the modern town of. (Christmas) because of Santa Maria s wreck occurred on Christmas Day. Best known for her privateering. Of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as Pelican , but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, in honor of his patron. Was a golden hind a female. Hatton was one of the principal sponsors of Drake’s world voyage. Drake set sail in December 1577 with five small ships, manned by 164 men, and reached the. Coast in early 1578. Drake’s flagship, Pelican , which he renamed Golden Hinde , displaced only about 100 tons. On 1 March 1579, now in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador, Golden Hinde challenged and captured the Spanish galleon. Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. This galleon had the largest treasure captured to that date: over 360,000 pesos. Despite his piratical conduct on his voyages, Queen Elizabeth I herself went aboard Golden Hinde , which was lying at. And personally bestowed a. After Drake’s circumnavigation, Golden Hinde was maintained for public exhibition in Deptford. Golden Hinde remained there for nearly 100 years before she eventually rotted away and was finally broken up. Has an iconic place in American history as a symbol of European colonization. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. This voyage has become an. Story in some of the earliest annals of. With its story of death and of survival in the harsh. The culmination of the voyage in the signing of the. Was an event, which established a rudimentary form of democracy, with each member contributing to the welfare of the community. With high, castle-like structures. Especially in the fall and winter of 1620. This was the direct cause of the voyage from England to America taking more than two months. S return trip to London in AprilMay 1621 took less than half that time, with the same strong winds following. She probably measured about 100 feet (30 m) in length from the forward end at the beak of her prow to the tip of her stern superstructure aft. She was about 25 feet (7.6 m) at her widest point, with the bottom of her keel about 12 feet (3.6 m) below the waterline. Estimated that Mayflower had a cargo volume of 180 tons, but he was not a mariner. What is known on the basis of surviving records from that time is that she could certainly accommodate 180 casks of wine in her cargo hold. The casks were great barrels that each held hundreds of gallons of claret wine. Is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy’s capital ships, and so Constitution. And her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Is most famous for her actions during the. When she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships. HMS Guerriere , Java , Pictou , Cyane and. Guerrière earned her the nickname of “Old Ironsides” and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to actively serve the nation as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and circled the world in the 1840s. Started a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation, and in 1997 she finally sailed again under her own power for her 200. Is berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail, in the shadow of the monument commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. The fastest sailing ships ever built were the China clippers, also called tea clippers or opium clippers, designed to ply the trade routes between Europe, America and the East Indies. Clipper ships were mostly made in British and American shipyards, though France, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. It continued under the stimulating influence of the discovery of gold in California in1848 and Australia in 1851, and ended with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Was built in 1869 at Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. The most famous race of. Both ships started together but. Lost her rudder after passing through the Sunda Strait. The captain continued to race with an improvised rudder, yet she was beaten by only one week. Was taken out of the tea races and re-sized for general cargo transport. Every time they met. She posted Australia-to-Britain times of as little as 67 days, and in one instance, out-sailed the fastest steamship of her age! 31.135 g x 5. 99.99% Fine Silver. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS! FOR CUSTOMERS IN UNITED STATES. EACH SALE COMES WITH UNCONDITIONAL 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AND. IF THE COIN IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. SAME 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AS FOR USA CUSTOMERS. The item “Ships that Changed the World 2011-2012 Tuvalu $1 Pure Silver Coins Full Set of 5″ is in sale since Saturday, July 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “nersess” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Quality: Proof with color
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia
- Year: 2011-2012
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: 99.99% Pure Silver
- Mint: Perth Mint of Australia