The Perth Mint is pleased to present the latest coin in the popular Famous Ships that Never Sailed series, the Nautilus.
This deadly submarine features in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a classic science fiction novel written by French author Jules Verne and published in 1870. One of the most highly acclaimed novels of its time, the story remains one of Verne’s greatest works.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Nautilus Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of the Nautilus gliding underwater with some ancient ruins below the vessel, and two ships sailing above the surface of the water. The inscriptions ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘The Nautilus’ also feature as part of the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
No more than 3,000 of the Famous Ships That Never Sailed – Nautilus 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released.
Unique Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is presented in a wooden display case in the shape of a book, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.
About the Series
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel written by French author Jules Verne and published in 1870.
The book tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus. The year is 1866, and there is much discussion about a mysterious sea creature that has been sinking ships all over the world. The United States government steps in to investigate, and sends a crew out on-board the Abraham Lincoln to identify the creature.
Pierre Aronnax, a French scientist and his manservant, Consell, are joined on-board by a harpooner named Ned Land. The trio sets sail and is subsequently attacked by the deadly creature which is shaped like a fish, complete with a large fin on top. When they are thrown overboard they realise their attacker is actually a submarine called the Nautilus.
The story tells of the trio’s exciting, and sometimes terrifying, adventures on the Nautilus which roams the seas sinking warships.
Previous Releases: Flying Dutchman, Pequod, The Demeter, The Jolly Roger, The Gloria Scott