01 September 2021
Pobjoy Mint have announced a new 2021 Bullion coin range featuring the famous clipper ship The Cutty Sark, issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Coin-makers Pobjoy Mint have revealed the design of a 2021 half gram gold coin and a silver bullion coin both featuring the famous clipper ship the Cutty Sark.
The gold coin has been issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory Government with a low issue limit of 299 pieces worldwide, whilst 69 pieces have been produced with a unique reverse frosted background.
No more than 10,000 copies of the 1oz Fine 999. Silver Reverse Frosted Bullion coins will be produced, according to the mint, with 95% already said to be sold.
The Cutty Sark was a British clipper ship that was built on the river Clyde in 1869. It was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which was when sails started to be substituted for steam.
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The Cutty Sark is listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet which is the nautical equivalent of a grade 1 listed building. It is one of only three remaining original clipper ships from the 19th century in part or whole that have a composite construction of a wooden hull on an iron frame.