Shipwreck Coins

By: Megan Pace


My team and I have been diving deep in oceans all over the world trying to find rare and unique coins for the past five years! These coins are just some of the exceptional ones that we've found so far. So, here we go!!!!

Coin 1

  • It is from the Asian country: Sri Lanka
  • The coin is worth one rupee in Sri Lanka, but it is only worth 0.015 US dollars.

  • The coin was made in 1996.

  • It weighs 7.13 grams.

  • Made out of Copper, Iron, and Nickel. 92% Iron, 1% Carbon, and 7% Nickel.

  • On the front, the symbol is the Coat of Arms for the Kenyan country.

  • On the back, it says (value) රුපියල් one rupee, එක eke, and ශ්‍රී ලංකාව Sri Lanka.

Coin 2

  • It is from the African country: Kenya.

  • On the front, it says The First President of Kenya, and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

  • It also has a picture of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on it.

  • The coin was made in 1975.

  • It is worth one shilling in Kenya, but it is worth only 0.0098 US dollars.

  • On the back it is a picture of the Kenyan Coat of Arms.

  • Also on the back, it says Republic of Kenya, and One Shilling.

  • It is made out of Copper/Nickel. 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.

  • It weighs 7.9 grams.

Coin 3

  • It is worth 5 cents in Canada, but only 4 cents in the US.

  • On the front, it has the words Queen Elizabeth II and D. G. Regina. It also has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • On the back it has Canada’s animal, the beaver, maple leaves, 1995, and the word Canada.

  • The coin weighs 4.6 grams.

  • The coin is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel.

  • It was made at the Ottawa Mint, in Ottawa, Canada.

Coin 4

  • It is from the European country: Czech Republic.

  • On the front, it has 1993, Ceska Republika, and the Czech crowned lion on it.

  • On the back, it has the Petrov monument in Brno, and the value on it.

  • It is worth 10 kurons in the Czech Republic, but it is only worth 40 cents in the USA.

  • It is made out of Copper plated Steel.

  • It weighs 7.62 grams.

Coin 5

  • It is from the Dominican Republic.

  • It is worth 5 pesos in the Dominican Republic, but it is only worth 0.298 US dollars.

  • It weighs 5.95 grams.

  • It’s made out of Bimetallic Stainless Steel and in the center there is brass ring.

  • In the Dominican Republic it is worth 5 pesos, but only 11 cents in the USA.

  • On the front, it has Banco De La República Dominicana (dominican republic central bank), and 2008.

  • On the back, it has Republica Dominica (Dominican Republic), 5 pesos, and 2008.
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Front and Back of Dominican Republic Coin