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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2016, 11:25:35 AM »
Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2006.  The Capture of Gibraltar.
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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2016, 01:54:18 PM »
Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2005.  Battle of Trafalgar.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2016, 12:23:15 AM »
I can't make sense of this design. The hull and the masts/rigging don't belong together. The hull suggests a three-decker, which should have three masts with three rectangular sails on each mast plus some triangular sails, notably on the bowsprit. The ship in the background is more like it.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #138 on: July 05, 2017, 03:42:26 PM »
I bought a beautiful dime of the Giovanni Cabota 1997 at my local club meet yesterday for $14. Its small buy what a gem with some much detail!. I also finally got my copper and silver 150th Canada club tokens in collaboration with the RCNA. On one side with our club name, we have used the $1 1949 Sail ship as well as a NS token. Although the coins depicted a relatively small, the mint at Ssauga did an absolutely fabulous job. Another $1 400th Anniv of St. Croix came up for auction, but by then I ran out of cash...else for 20bucks, in original box and CoA, it would have been such a neat addition with yet another sail ship

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #139 on: July 05, 2017, 03:46:58 PM »
...also won a Somaliland $5 Sinking of the Titanic 2002 in our lottery draw. Would never buy the thing, but since I won it, I thought it was a neat piece to pick up from all the options. I had a streak of good luck last evening and managed to get some other Shell tokens for all the provinces (but one I think) which depicted the provincial coat of arms on one side and  flower on the other

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #140 on: July 05, 2017, 06:18:22 PM »
On one side with our club name, we have used the $1 1949 Sail ship

I think you mean this ship, a schooner.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #141 on: July 05, 2017, 06:52:03 PM »
No, he one dollar commem for New foundland... the Matthew

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #142 on: July 05, 2017, 07:21:03 PM »
Ah so! I have often wondered about that design, because Cabot's ship was supposed to be a caravel, which is a lateen-rigged ship, while the coin shows a square rigged ship...

Peter
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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #143 on: July 06, 2017, 07:31:12 PM »
South Africa, half penny, three different versions. The ship is probably a generic frigate (light warship).

See also the penny.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #144 on: March 16, 2018, 06:23:54 PM »

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2018, 02:33:48 PM »
Cayman Islands, $2, 1994.  200th anniversary of the Wreck of the Ten Sails.

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« Reply #146 on: May 10, 2018, 06:52:27 PM »
Solomon Islands, $10, 1993.  Centenary of the Establishment of the British Protectorate.

Queen Victoria / H.M.S. Curaçao and H.M.S. Goldfinch. 

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #147 on: May 11, 2018, 05:10:57 PM »
East Caribbean States, 2000 cents, Year 2000.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #148 on: August 20, 2018, 06:47:28 PM »


Compare these two coins from Liberia: 1 cent 1896 versus 5 cents 1971.

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Re: Sea-going sailing ships (circa 1500 to 1850)
« Reply #149 on: August 21, 2018, 10:38:10 AM »
Top looks like a frigate, bottom is a clipper, both traders, but the steel-hulled clipper is a later and faster ship.

Peter
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