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2016 Dirk Hartog Australian Landing 1oz Silver High Relief Coin

Direct Coins is proud to present the Dirk Hartog Australian Landing 1616 – 2016 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Hartog’s alighting on Australia in 1616.

Dirk Hartog (1580 – 1621) was a seventeenth century Dutch seaman and explorer.

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Code: 1098

After working as a private merchant in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas, he was employed by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and was appointed master of a ship called the Eendracht, in a fleet that would voyage from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies.

After setting sail in January 1616, the Eendracht became separated from the fleet in a storm and ended up at the Cape of Good Hope, which would later become Cape Town, South Africa. After leaving the Cape, Hartog sailed across the Indian Ocean bound for Batavia, now known as Jakarta. However, he sailed further east than he meant to and on 25 October 1616 he landed on an island off the coast of Shark Bay, Western Australia. That island is now known as Dirk Hartog Island.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, no more than 3,000 of the Dirk Hartog Australian Landing 1616 – 2016 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins will be released worldwide.

The coin’s reverse depicts the representation of the view through a telescope of Dirk Hartog’s boat, the Eendracht, sailing across the ocean aside a compass rose. The design includes the inscription DIRK HARTOG FIRST LANDING OCTOBER 1616, a map of Australia, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

Each coin is presented in a prestigious display case, within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Product Code: 16Y84AAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00

Maximum Mintage: 3,000

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