Tristan da Cunha, Sir Walter Raleigh Diamond Shaped Coin
Sir Walter Raleigh is famous for many things, as a great sailor and explorer, he discovered tobacco in
America and brought it back here and even had something to do with potatoes. He tried to find the
lost city of Gold in South America but failed.
He was a great favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, but when he married one of her maids in waiting, without the Queen’s approval, he was put into the Tower of London. He got out and after Elizabeth died, he
got into trouble, time and time again, and it was not long before he was placed back in the Tower again.
This diamond-shaped crownsized coin was issued by Tristan da Cunha to honour the great explorer
Sir Walter Raleigh. His portrait is on one side and Queen Elizabeth II is on the other. It is heavily silver
plated, in Proof condition and in a protective capsule. It even has an ancient sailing ship on it, if you collect ships…