FAMOUS SHIPS THAT NEVER SAILED
According to the legend, the Flying Dutchman was doomed to sail the seas for eternity. Hovering above the water and wreathed in spectral light, she was a terrifying prospect that foreshadowed disaster to superstitious sailors.
The coin's reverse portrays a representation of the Flying Dutchman floating above a rough sea amid lightning, and bordered by the inscription "The Flying Dutchman".
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date appear on the coins obverse.
The coin is encapsulated and a certificate of authenticity accompanies these coins from the Famous Ships That Never Sailed series. Struck by the Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Government of Tuvalu.
No more than 3,000 of these Famous Ships That Never Sailed - Flying Dutchman 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be released.