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The Royal Dutch Mint has managed to get hold of authentic VOC coins include the famous ship wreck the Flying Deer! On February 3, 1735 the VOC ship departed for the East Indies. The Flying Deer is 18 km off the coast of Vlissingen dangers on a sandbank.

The wreck was discovered in September 1981 which include a treasure chest with gold coins and silver drivers have been found. In Royal Dutch Mint online store are now a small number of silver Riders from the ship and a very small number of Gold Ducats.

Authentic VOC penny from the 18th century
Original payment from overseas

Obverse: Crowned arms (provinces)

Reverse: VOC monogram, above mint master mark, below year

Period: 18th Century
Metal: Copper
Diameter: 21,5 mm







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