Rare Silver Coins Recovered from the Batavia Shipwreck - Certified Genuine
Wrecking in 1629 off the coast of WA in the Wallabi Group of the Houtman Abrolhos, the Batavia has become one of Western Australia's most significant historical wrecks.
Many ships have sunk off Australia's dangerous coastline but only 4 historic Australian shipwrecks have had coins recovered from them that are available for collectors to legally own.
The coins recovered from the Batavia were mainly silver Rijksdaalders of the United Netherlands and the Spanish Netherlands and a wide variety of Talers from the German States, cities and bishoprics of the Holy Roman Empire under the authority of the Austrian emperor.
Over 90% are silver crown-sized pieces, with a few of the Half Thaler and Half Daalder denominations.
We are one of the most active dealers in the country in this area and have deep expertise in the background of the coins recovered from each wreck.
Each and every single coin we offer has been certified as genuine by the Australian Commonwealth Government.
Our staff has written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of coins that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of coins that has real meaning and lasting value.
Some of the articles we've published about coins include: