Notorious Pirate Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts William Kidd against the backdrop of his ship, a blunderbuss firearm and map. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Aluminium Bronze $1 Coin
Struck by The Perth Mint from aluminium bronze, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in an illustrated presentation card. The card can by joined with other cards in the series to create a fantastic pirate scene.
This seafaring series on pirates is proving popular plunder for young collectors. The final coin features William Kidd, who was born in Scotland around 1645. Kidd was a privateer accused of turning to piracy in the Indian Ocean.
Commissioned as a privateer by a syndicate of powerful noblemen, Kidd sailed in search of pirates and French shipping, capturing the Quedah Merchant, a heavily-laden Indian ship sailing under the French flag.
Kidd not only lost much of the treasure when his crew mutinied, but was betrayed by his backers when the Indian authorities complained. Branded a pirate, he was hanged in London in 1701, but legends about his pirate hoard refused to die.
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