This 2010 $1 coin portrays Blackbeard, the archetypal blood-thirsty pirate whose ferocious reputation so terrified merchant crews that most simply surrendered wherever they encountered him. His infamous career, however, lasted less than two years. Hunted down by the Royal Navy, he was killed during his last stand in 1718.
Blackbeard Reverse Design
The aluminium bronze coin depicts Blackbeard, who tied smouldering hemp chords in his long black hair to heighten his devilish air. The design, which incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, includes a chest containing a coloured representation of pirate treasure.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date on the obverse.
A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed on an illustrated presentation card.