In The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, an impoverished porter named Sinbad pauses to rest during his day’s work on a bench outside a grand palace in Baghdad.
Curious about the palace he asks one of the servants about the owner and learns that it belongs to a rich, noble sailor, also named Sinbad, who is famous for his incredible travels.
Despite the many challenges Sinbad the Sailor faced on his voyages he always prevailed, lured by the thrill and excitement of the sea. Throughout his seven voyages Sinbad and his crew sailed on-board his trusty ship, the Chimera, cruising across the danger-ridden seas, and encountering a variety of adventures along the way.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of the Chimera sailing in the background, with Sinbad the Sailor standing on a rocky outcrop with his sword in the foreground. The inscriptions ‘Sinbad The Sailor’ and ‘The Chimera’ also feature as part of the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
No more than 3,000 of the Famous Ships That Never Sailed – Chimera 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a wooden case in the shape of a book and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories and folk tales from the Islamic Golden Age, compiled by many different authors over hundreds of years.
Many of the stories within One Thousand and One Nights, including The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, were not part of the original version and have been added into the collection by European translators such as Antoine Galland.
In The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, an impoverished porter named Sinbad pauses to rest during his day’s work on a bench outside a grand palace in Baghdad. Curious about the palace he asks one of the servants about the owner and learns that it belongs to a rich, noble sailor, also named Sinbad, who is famous for his incredible travels.
Sinbad the porter complains about the injustice of a world that sees the rich live in luxury while he has to work so hard every day. Sinbad the Sailor hears and sends his servant out to collect the porter, so that he can explain how he came to be such a rich man, insisting that he acquired his fortune only after enduring severe hardship. He then goes on to tell the story of his seven voyages during which he faced shipwrecks, encountered strange beasts, malicious figures such as the Old Man of the Sea, and many other obstacles.