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Ship Halfpenny Keyring

£3.99

A beautiful and unusual keyring featuring a polished bronze halfpenny. Featuring an image of  The Golden Hind. It is a little piece of history you can take on your travels.

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A Stunning key ring made from a vintage ship halfpenny, featuring either George VI or Elizabeth II and on the other side the famous ship The Golden Hind. The coins are a stunning polished bronze coin and make an unusual and affordable gift.

The Golden Hind was the Galleon that was captained by Sir Francis Drake when he navigated the Globe between 1577 and 1580. He acted as a privateer (essentially a pirate for the British Crown)
While sailing on this ship, he captured the biggest haul of treasure from a Spanish Galleon. The queen was able to pay off the government debt and have a huge sum left over from her share of this. As a result she asked for Drake to be knighted, she also requested that the Golden Hind be placed on permanent display as a museum ship.

 

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