# 919 - Ships on Coins - Part 12

in LeoFinance13 days ago

I am very fond of ships on coins.

I know that many people share this fondness. I have a few coins depicting ships.

So, I will post a series called "Ships on Coins" and I will show all the coins that I have on this theme.

There will be no order of presentation or country of issue. As the coins are stored in several places, I will simply search on each place and publish those that I found.

The twelfth is a 2018 50 Franks "HMS Endeavour".

Issued by BH Mayer's Mint on behalf of Rwanda, it weights 31.1g with silver purity of 99.9% and Brilliant Uncirculated finish. It is the second issue of the "Nautical Ounce" series.

Issued to commemorates the HMS Endeavour, the Royal Navy research vessel commanded by legendary Lieutenant James Cook between 1769 and 1771.

The obverse features an uncommonly intricate rendering of the HMS Endeavour as she braves the high and choppy seas, set upon a field of geodesic lines with an antique compass design as a secondary focus, along with an insert bearing all the hallmark tools of the discovery trade...including a telescope, compass and sextant.



Thank you for reading. Please comment, upvote, reblog and advise me.

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You received an upvote of 100% from Precious the Silver Mermaid!

Thank you for contributing more great content to the #SilverGoldStackers tag.

Thank you, my love!

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Did the Republic of Rwanda issue this coin @ronavel??? Very nice coin my friend!

No. They were "Issued by BH Mayer's Mint on behalf of Rwanda".

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Did you take it out from the original mint packaging, @ronavel, or did you get it that way? 😍

When someone told me, om Youtube a few years ago, that the plastic was leaking something that attacked the Rwanda's coins, I removed them all from the plastic and encapsulated them.

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Hehehe... something attacked the Endeavour? Pirate creatures, I suppose, LOL! 🥰🌺🤙

I checked into the crew manifest of the HMS Endeavour and found an interesting name among the crew of Captain Cook's first voyage, a Sail Maker by the name of John Ravenhill.

I really should get my coin out of it's compromised plastic flip and put it into a decent capsule too.

Thanks for sharing @ronavel

Beware of this plastic. It "destroyed" several Rwanda's coins. Who knows if you are a descendant from John Ravenhill...

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The intricacy of the detailing is wonderful. I especially like the sails of the boat, and the example of the compass and the tools. Excellent commemorative coin! Thanks for sharing!

BH Mayer's Mint is doing an excellent work to Rwanda's government.

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indeed ships on coins are so delightful to watch. I can share you this awesome 500 italian lire if you want, as a token of appreciation for all your support.

this is the obverse side of the coin featuring Letizia Savonitto

Another lovely 🥰🌺🤙!!

Why don't you write your first post on hive about this coin? It is a really beautiful coin!

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Lovely! 🥰🌺🤙