The Nautical Ounce Series is issued on behalf of the Republic of Rwanda with the backing of the Central Bank of Rwanda. The coin series debuted in 2017 with a depiction of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus during his voyage that led to European discovery of the Americas. Victoria, the flagship of Ferdinand Magellan, is now depicted in this coveted series. Right now, 2019 1 oz Silver Rwandan Victoria Nautical Ounce Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective pouches or sealed sheets of 10 coins!
- Third coin design issued in the Silver Nautical Ounce Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 50 Francs (RWF) backed by the Central Bank of Rwanda.
- On the obverse face is a depiction of Victoria, Magellan’s flagship named for the Catholic church Santa Maria de la Victoria de Triana.
- The reverse includes the coat of arms seal for the Republic of Rwanda.
Each 2019 1 oz Silver Rwandan Victoria Nautical Ounce Coin in this product listing is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are available individually inside of protective plastic pouches or as multiples of 10 housed inside of mint-sealed sheets.
The Victoria was commissioned along with four other ships by King Charles I of Spain in 1518. The Victoria and its four sister ships were constructed in the Basque region of Spain. Victoria and three of the other ships were carracks, three- or four-masted vessels designed for sailing the oceans. A fifth ship constructed at the time was a caravel instead.
On the obverse side of 2019 1 oz Silver Rwandan Victoria Nautical Ounce Coin is the image of the Victoria. The vessel was the flagship of Ferdinand Magellan during his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
Victoria was the only ship of the five gifted to Magellan by King Charles I to survive the trek. The Trinidad, Concepcion, and Santiago were damaged during the expedition and scuttled on purpose or later sank on their own. The San Antonio deserted the expedition group during the navigation of the Straits of Magellan and returned to Europe on its own.
The reverse side of 2019 Silver Rwandan Victoria Nautical Ounce Coins includes the seal of the Republic of Rwanda. The seal includes a traditional hut in the center with native plants flanking on either side and includes the battle shields of tribal warriors.
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