Below I have photos of another special coin with certificate. Mounted on the certificate , is a Spanish Silver cob. It was recovered from the wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman "Hollandia". This ship was on her maiden voyage on July 3, 1743. I will leave the reader to research this wreck for more detailed info. However, basically the wreck was due to the navigational error. After sailing from Texel in the Netherlands, of going west-northwest instead of west. This put her on Gunner rock and the total loss of its cargo consisting of 129,000 guilders in silver. The wrecks cargo was recovered in 1972.
First off... Happy Fathers Day to all us dads! I guess I left enough hints of my lusting for this coin. I was afraid I was being too subtle! I am a huge Dragon fan as well as this particular coin in the Queen's Beasts series. The Dragon below is entitled The Red Dragon of Wales. Modeled after one of the original statues that were created years before, under the reign of King Henry VIII. The statues were to serve, protect and honor the young queen. It is 2 troy ounces of silver. It is officially listed by the Royal Mint as GEM Brilliant. However, the field on the obverse seems to have some type of pebbly texture similar to leather. With a stamped value of 5 Pounds it has a diameter of 38.61 mm of .9999 silver. The obverse is the work of Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. It features her rendition of Queen Elizabeth II. It is also the 5th coinage portrait of the Queen. Jody also designed the reverse showing the Red Dragon of Wales holding a heraldic shield. All in all, this is a great coin as well as a beautiful work of art. Thanks for your comments and looking! Thanks Kiddo!!! How did you guess?