The fourth release in this charming series features the USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, three-masted, heavy frigate of the United States Navy. President George Washington named the ship after the Constitution of the United States of America. She was launched in 1797 and is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Unique Coin Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of USS Constitution in full sail, set against a coloured globe map and the inscription USS CONSTITUTION. The design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.
Presentation Packaging and Certificate of Authenticity
Presented in a prestigious display case and themed shipper, the coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The fourth release in this charming series features the USS Constitution, one of six frigates authorised for construction under the Naval Act of 1794. Built in Boston, Massachusetts, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France, and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
The Constitution is renowned for her defeat of five British warships during the 1812 war against Great Britain. Her prowess earned her the nickname of ‘Old Ironsides’ and public adulation has repeatedly saved her from demolition.
Today, the Constitution is a fully commissioned US Navy ship with an active-duty crew of 60 personnel. The ship and crew participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events whilst remaining open to visitors all year round. She is berthed at Pier 1, Bunker Hill, Boston, USA.
Previous Releases: Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Mayflower
Forthcoming Release: Cutty Sark