Description

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda is self-governing, with its own constitution and its own government, which enacts local laws, while the United Kingdom retains responsibility for defence and foreign relations. Bermuda was originally discovered in 1503 by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermúdez, after whom the islands are named.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, value above, date below.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

60 DOLLARS
ELIZABETH II
1997

Reverse

Wreck of the Sea Venture.

Sea Venture was a seventeenth-century English sailing ship, part of the Third Supply mission to the Jamestown Colony, that was wrecked in Bermuda in 1609. She was the 300 ton purpose-built flagship of the London Company and a highly unusual vessel for her day, given that she was the first single timbered, merchantman built in England, and also the first dedicated emigration ship. Sea Venture's wreck is widely thought to have been the inspiration for Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

BERMUDA

Edge

60 Dollars

3rd portrait
KM# 102 Fr# 31
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.489 g
Diameter 35 mm
Side1 -
Side2 -
Side3 -
Thickness -
Shape triangular
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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