Niue – 2019 – 5 Dollars – Whydah Gally Shipwrecks of History


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Issuing Country Niue
Year of Issue 2019
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage 500 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features


This 2 oz silver coin starts a new series about grand shipwrecks in history and
their treasures. A wonderful imprint on the background features a luxurious
Whydah Gally, encircled by a ring of floral ornaments. The place of the shipwreck
with treasures on the seabed has been reproduced in 1.5 mm relief on
the foreground.
During its maiden voyage, the Whydah Gally was hijacked by Samuel Bellamy
or “Black Sam”. In 1717, the ship fully drowned in storm near Cape Code taking
the lives of 144 people and burying tons of gold, silver and jewelry. It was
found in 1984, and among the findings a well-preserved bell helped to identify
the remains of the Whydah Gally.