2022 Solomon Silver Pirate Queens - Mary Read

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2022 Solomon Silver Pirate Queens - Mary Reed

The obverse features the pirate ship of Mary Read with hoisted flag. It is moving away from another ship, shown in the background, which was heavily damaged by cannon shots. Below the ship is the typical pirate emblem – a skull with two crossed infantry swords. The inscription “MARY READ”, the weight and the fineness complete the design. The reverse shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the face value of $2 and the year of issue.


This is the third and final issue of the Pirate Queens series from the Royal Australian Mint.

Mary Read was born in London in 1685 or 1690. She first served in the military and then signed on with a merchant ship that was captured by pirates en route to the Caribbean, where she met Anne Bonny and John Rackham who were both pirates.

Eventually, the pirate crew was ambushed and overpowered, and Rackham was executed while Anne Bonny and Mary Read were imprisoned. Mary Read died of a fever while imprisoned.

Dressed as a man or a woman, it is evident that Mary Read’s greatest love was living as a pirate. She waved that blade and pistol with enthusiasm and flourished in a life not generally open to women.

Source: The Coin Shoppe

The Solomon Silver Pirate Queens Series:

Anne Bonny, Ching Shih, and Mary Read.

In case you missed it, these are the other 2022 coins I have shown:

2022 Solomon Silver Pirate Queens - Mary Read
2022 British 2 oz Silver Tudor Beasts Lion of England Coin
The 2022 American Silver Eagles
2022 Australia Silver Kangaroo
2021 (made available 2022)
Solomon Island Silver Pirate Queens - Ching Shih
2022 Australia Silver Koala
2022 China Silver Panda.
2022 Cambodia Lost Tigers Coin
2022 Rwanda Silver Lunar Ounce Tiger
2022 Royal Australian Mint Silver Year of the Tiger
2022 Australia Silver Lunar Tiger III
2022 Australia Silver Kookaburra
2022 Austria Silver Philharmonic
2022 Canada Silver Maple Leaf
2022 South Africa Silver Krugerrand
2022 Great Britain Silver Britannia
2022 Somali Silver Elephant
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