Proof Crown, Issued by, Bermuda, 1959.
Minted at Royal Mint, London
Crowned bust wearing necklace facing right; around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA; inuse on the bust truncation the artist's initials, CT (Cecil Thomas)
At centre a relief map of Bermuda; above, a single-masted sailing ship flying a pendant bearing the Union Jack, an early Bermuda cedar sloop; below, Bermuda fitted dinghy.
The ships on this coin are sometimes referred to as the Deliverance and the Patience which were built on Bermuda in 1610 by Admiral Sir George Somers from ships wrecked in a storm and sailed on a rescue mission to Virginia. but this does not seem correct, the lower craft is clearly a modern Bermuda fitted dinghy. This coin is a Royal Mint proof of Record but seems to be struck in copper nickel rather than the sterling silver of the standard issue.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 26.333 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.