The Royal Australian Mints Shipwreck Series continues with 2020 date marks and a new design. Just like the debut release, this triangular silver bullion coin depicts a Dutch East India Company vessel that met its fate on the high seas after striking a reef off the coast of Australia. Today, 2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to you inside of an individual protective capsule! 2nd coin from the Royal Australian Mint Shipwreck Series! Limited mintage of only 20,000 coins! Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition. The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government. Queen Elizabeth II is depicted at the top of the obverse along with an image of the Vergulde Draeck in distress as it sinks. The Vergulde Draeck is seen in its proper glory as it sets sail. The story of the Vergulde Draeck is similar to that of many other wooden sailing vessels traveling the worlds oceans in the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18thcenturies. As empires and civilizations expanded around the globe on ever-larger vessels, the opportunity for disaster to strike increased. After three years sailing the worlds oceans, the Vergulde Dreack met its own fate off the coast of Western Australia. All of the 2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck Silver Coins in this product listing come to you with a protective plastic capsule. This unique capsule is triangular in shape and specially fitted for the triangular bullion coins of the Shipwreck Series. Each coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Queen Elizabeth II features in the sixth-generation Australian effigy on the obverse of 2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Vergulded Draeck Silver Coins. At the top of the design field is the right-profile bust of Elizabeth II wearing the George IV State Diadem crown. Below her, you can see the masts of the Vergulde Draeck in the distance as the ship slips beneath the waves after striking a coral reef. The few survivors lucky enough to escape the sinking ship struggle to come ashore in the foreground. For the reverse field, the design captures the full majesty of the Vergulde Draeck as it sails the ocean blue. The Vergulde Draeck was constructed by the Dutch East India Company in 1653 and was 137 feet long and weighed 290 tons. The ship sank on the night of 28 April 1656 between the towns of Seabird and Ledge Point in Western Australia.