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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 12:10:45 PM »
Pretty bad portrait of Nelson. Due to a war wound, his eye was drooping and blind and he was a lot older at Trafalgar. Drake is much better done.

As for the pilgrim fathers, many of them came from the Netherlands. They assembled in Leiden (the house still exists, pretty unremarkable, except for a plaque), spent the night in a church in Delfshaven and left the next day. The fortified port on the medal is neither Leiden nor Delfshaven, so it must be Southampton, except that it doesn't look like Southampton...

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 04:39:27 AM »
Tonga. La Princesa.

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 05:20:14 PM »
New Zealand, one dollar, 1970. The Cook Islands are a self-governing territory of New Zealand.

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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 05:41:41 PM »
Russia. 3 roubles. 1993.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 11:28:01 PM »
Åland Islands. 50 euro. 1997. Fantasy piece with no legal status.

Unidentified ship, probably a frigate. Possibly a reference to the battle of Grengam that took place near the islands in 1720. The battle ended Swedish domination.
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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 11:59:45 PM »
China, 1986.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2011, 10:52:50 PM »
China, 1986.

US armed corvette "China Queen", based in New York. She sailed to China in 1785.

The ship on the coin shows square sprit sails. As can be seen on the picture, the China Queen had lateen sprit sails.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 05:54:34 PM »
Samoa, 1 tala, 1972.

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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2011, 01:05:53 PM »
Netherlands Antilles, 25 gulden, 1976.   The Andrew Doria, a brig.
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2011, 12:17:11 PM »
Bahamas, 1993, $5. 

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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2012, 10:56:25 AM »
In 2000 the Virginia state quarter was issued by the US Mint. It shows three ships that brought settlers from the UK, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery.

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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2012, 03:20:10 PM »
Latest Canadian $2 Coin:

HMS Shannon was a military frigate. Her story is here.

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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 02:11:40 PM »
Australia, 1 dollar, 2014. 

200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal 'A Voyage to Terra Australis'. The journal provided a detailed account of Flinders’ explorations aboard HMAS Investigator and other vessels

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 07:06:41 PM »
Solomon Islands, 10 dollars, 2000.

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2014, 07:07:27 PM »
Kiribati, 1996, 5 dollars.