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Title: Medieval boats and ships on coins
Post by: <k> on June 13, 2010, 08:25:07 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41863.0;attach=80663;image)

Belize, 250 dollars, 1989.  500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World.

This was a gold coin.



Below: Belize, $1, 1990. Columbus's fleet.  This was a standard circulation coin.
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Post by: <k> on June 13, 2010, 09:33:57 PM
Brazil, 200 reis, 1932.

One of the four ships of De Sousa, founder of the Portuguese colony at Sao Vicente in 1532. Nothing is known about De Sousa's ships, not even their name, so the picture is an artist's impression of a caravel, maybe based on Columbus's Santa Maria.
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Post by: <k> on June 13, 2010, 09:48:56 PM
Portugal, 5 escudos, 1932 / 10 escudos, 1942.

This ship was a carrack. Its name was the Santa Catarina do Monte Sinai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catarina_do_Monte_Sinai), and it was the flag ship of Vasco da Gama.
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Post by: <k> on July 02, 2010, 01:07:39 AM
Canada, 1 dollar, 1949.


The caravel Matthew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_(ship)), the ship of Giovanni Caboto.
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Post by: <k> on July 02, 2010, 01:10:23 AM
Haiti, 5 gourdes, 1968.  The ships of Columbus.

Caravels: La Niña, La Pinta. Carrack: Santa Maria.
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Post by: <k> on July 02, 2010, 01:48:27 AM
Italy, 500 lire, 1960.   The ships of Columbus.

Caravels: La Niña, La Pinta. Carrack: Santa Maria.
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Post by: <k> on July 02, 2010, 01:51:57 AM
Portugal 200 escudos 1999.

The carrack São Gabriel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/São_Gabriel_(ship)), the ship of Vasco da Gama.
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Post by: Prosit on September 18, 2010, 08:56:55 PM
United States 1893 Columbian Half-Dollar.

These did circulate.

Dale
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Post by: Figleaf on September 18, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
United States 1893 Columbian Half-Dollar.

There are no pictures of the ships, only the type and rigging are known. Santa Maria was a carrack. Imitations of the ships were constructed in 1893.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/1893_Nina_Pinta_Santa_Maria_replicas.jpg/800px-1893_Nina_Pinta_Santa_Maria_replicas.jpg)

Note that while the rigging on the coins and the replicas is the same, the shape of the hull is different.

Peter
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Post by: <k> on February 03, 2011, 02:42:32 PM
Cape Verde, 250 escudos, 2010.

New circulating type:

"550 anniversary of Discovery and 35th anniversary of Independence".
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Post by: Figleaf on February 03, 2011, 03:16:43 PM
Cape Verde 250 escudos 2010

Interesting angle. I think it is a carrack. That would exclude Alvise de Ca' da Mosto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvise_Cadamosto), the first Portuguese captain to visit the islands in 1456, because he travelled in a galley and it may refer to Vasco da Gama, whose carrack São Gabriel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/São_Gabriel_(ship)) visited the islands in 1497. Too bad for Alvise.

The coin puts the year of discovery at 1460. That would refer to António de Noli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/António_Noli#Discoveries). No idea what type of ship he commanded.

Peter
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Post by: Bimat on May 06, 2011, 04:08:47 PM
Here's a Portuguese India coin showing a stylised caravel that Oesho posted here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9748.0.html).

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9748.0;attach=13637;image)

Aditya
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Post by: chrisild on May 07, 2011, 03:30:37 PM
Here is a collector coin from Canada, issued in 1984 and dedicated to Jacques Cartier.  The ship is the carrack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrack) Grande Hermine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Hermine).

Christian
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Post by: <k> on May 07, 2011, 07:11:13 PM
Florida USA.
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Post by: <k> on May 07, 2011, 07:43:30 PM
Andorra, 10 diner, 1992.
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Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 05:13:37 AM
Trinidad.   Magellan.  Caravel.
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Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 08:02:51 PM
Bermuda, $500, 2005.  Caravel.
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Post by: <k> on June 11, 2011, 09:27:01 PM
Belize, 1995.
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Post by: <k> on September 09, 2011, 12:06:23 PM
Portugal, 2 euros, 2011. 500 years of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto.

This is the artwork for the new coin, which depicts a carrack. The bio of Mendes Pinto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendes_Pinto) is worth reading. His contemporaries had trouble believing his adventures.
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Post by: <k> on June 17, 2012, 10:20:32 PM
Bahamas, 1973, 10 dollars.  Santa Maria, flagship of Columbus.
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Post by: SquareEarth on September 13, 2013, 03:58:45 AM
Turkey 50,000 Lira 1992
500 Years of Turkish Jews
Generic medieval armed carrack.

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/51/r4mb.jpg)



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Post by: SquareEarth on September 13, 2013, 12:10:50 PM
Likely to have been commanded by the Turkish Admiral Piri Reis, shown in this 1995 Turkish 50000 Lira coin.
(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110181845/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/546/o6mq.jpg)

Who also happened to capture a few of Columbus' men and map, which enabled him to draw his Piri Reis Map. The 500th Anniversary of such a map was celebrated on this 2013 Turkish 50 Lira Coin.
(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110181900/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/853/j82z.jpg)
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Post by: <k> on April 26, 2014, 04:54:41 PM
Portugal, 100 escudos, 1987.  A lateen-rigged caravel, name unknown. It is unsure if Tristão actually reached the Gambia river.
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Post by: <k> on April 26, 2014, 04:55:24 PM
Portugal, 5 escudos, 1966.

A carrack, possibly meant to represent the São Gabriel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/São_Gabriel_(ship)), Vasco da Gama's flagship.
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Post by: <k> on April 26, 2014, 04:57:41 PM
Liberia, 10 dollars, 1999.
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Post by: <k> on April 26, 2014, 04:58:28 PM
Portugal, 2½ ecu fantasy piece, 1992.
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Post by: <k> on April 26, 2014, 09:48:22 PM
Cook Islands, $5, 2012.   Amerigo Vespucci.
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Post by: <k> on May 02, 2014, 01:22:40 AM
Cook Islands, $50, 2009.  Ferdinand Magellan.
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Post by: <k> on May 04, 2014, 09:37:06 PM
Cook Islands, $100, 1993.  A time slip?
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Post by: <k> on May 04, 2014, 09:43:50 PM
Fiji, $10, 2006.  Columbus and Santa Maria.
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Post by: <k> on May 10, 2014, 06:38:56 PM
BVI, $500, 2004.  Hernando Pizarro.
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Post by: <k> on May 12, 2014, 12:40:34 AM
Fiji, $1, 2010.  Columbus and the Santa Maria.
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Post by: <k> on May 12, 2014, 05:48:25 PM
Liberia, $5, 2001.  Discovery of America, 1492.
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Post by: natko on May 14, 2014, 12:33:27 AM
A planned series of old Adriatic ships saw only one realized silver proof, 150kn 2007. depicting Karaka ship of Dubrovnik (Ragusa).
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Post by: <k> on May 18, 2014, 08:09:20 PM
Isle of Man, 1 crown, 1979.  Flemish carrack.
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Post by: <k> on December 25, 2014, 12:58:05 PM
Brazil, 2000 reis, 1900.  A generic Portuguese carrack (nau) from the fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral.
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Post by: <k> on December 31, 2017, 05:25:36 PM
Cayman Islands, $5 and $100, 1988.  500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
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Post by: <k> on March 21, 2018, 02:47:37 PM
Trinidad, $10, 1984.  Santa Maria, Santa Clara and Pinta.  Identical triplets?
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Post by: saro on April 26, 2018, 09:50:57 AM
Bermuda, $500, 2005.  Caravel.
Portugal, 200 escudo,2000 / replica of the caravel of Magellan Nae Vittoria (built in 1992) stopover in la rochelle in september 2017.
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Post by: <k> on July 13, 2018, 07:18:44 PM
Jamaica, $500, 1992.  Columbus quincentennial.
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Post by: <k> on August 23, 2018, 11:17:49 PM
Bahamas, $50, 1987.  The Santa Maria again.