2021 Australia Shipwreck Zeewijk 1 Oz Gold Triangular Coin BU Only 250 Minted. A Numbered Certificate of Authenticity Is Included. Please message with any questions or for more photos.
Zeewijk was an 18th-century East Indiaman of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) that was shipwrecked at the Houtman Abrolhos, off the coast of Western Australia, on 9 June 1727. The impact dislodged the rudder and snapped off the mainmast. Heavy sea conditions saw at least 10 men drown at the first attempt to launch a boat. After one week a long boat was launched. Later, most of the remaining crew was ferried on the long boat to what would be later known as Gun Island; a flat, rocky, 800 by 350 m limestone island located 4 km off the reef.
A rescue group of 11 of the fittest survivors and First Mate Pieter Langeweg set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July, but were never heard of again. Since the 19th century many objects were found near the wreck site, which are now in the Western Australian Museum. The shipwreck itself was found in 1968 by divers.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "greenstonecoins" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.