2014 $10 Cook Islands Dutch Est India Co. - DELFT Porcelain Silver 999 Proof Coin
50 mm, 50 gram 999 Silver Proof Coin
1st SILVER COIN FROM "ROYAL DELFT" SERIES
comes with all Mint packaging: Coin/Capsule/Display Box/COA/Outer Box
Unique concept coin with a real Royal Delft™ earthenware piece inserted. The piece is handmade and hand painted. Depicts three wooden sailing ships. Alongside the ships is a real insert of ceramic Royal Delft™. Limited worldwide mintage of 999 coins, includes coin in oversized capsule, box and COA.
About the Coin
The Dutch East India Company was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia. It is often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world and it was the first company to issue stock. It was a powerful company, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, coin money, and establish colonies.