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2015 $5 VOC Batavia - Drama On The High Seas Silver Proof Coin

Out of the 8190 outward and homeward voyages by the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) ships, 305 ended in disaster, four of which have been found along the Western Australian coast.

As Australia’s second oldest known shipwreck, Batavia has arguably has the richest history and most interesting story. This 2015 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin commemorates its journey.

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Code: 898
 
 
 

The Dutch East India Company’s ship, Batavia, was shipwrecked off the Western Australian coast on her maiden voyage in 1629, and was made famous by the battle of good versus evil on and off the ship during the seafaring adventure.

When Batavia was shipwrecked, Commander Francisco Pelsaert along with 48 men left the ship and the remaining 268 people in search for help. Whilst gone, a group of mutineers led by Jeronimus Cornelisz took 125 lives of the remaining, including men, women and children. Upon Pelsaret’s return, the mutineers were either arrested or executed on site.

The Royal Australian Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 $5 VOC Batavia - Drama On The High Seas Silver Proof Coin.


Product Code: 210405

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 5

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.00

Maximum Mintage: 5,000

 
 
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