The set of 6 souvenir coins was issued by Bassas da India in 2012. These base metal pieces combine a collection dedicated to the French vessels. The matter is that Bassas da India is uninhabited French islets in the Indian Ocean which drown in the water every high tide time. Due to that there are numerous sunken ships lying on the bottom of the ocean in the Bassa da India region. Many of them are French sailed ships, so they are the subjects of the presented coin set. The ships are depicted on the reverse sides of the coins together with their names and the denominations. Each coin of six bears different image. The obverse shows the spectacular Coat of Arms of Bassa da India depicting the dolphins and seahorse which are common for the region. Different coins of the set are made of various alloys, so they are not alike by color. Besides, two pieces are bimetallic.
ConditionA coin with some scratches and oxides (please, check photos).
|Country||Europe / France|
|Coin material||Base metal / Bimetal, nonprecious metals|