On December 23, 1787 the Bounty sailed for Tahiti. Lieutenant William Bligh then proceeded east, rounding the southern tip of Africa (Cape Agulhas) and crossing the width of the Indian Ocean. During the outward voyage, Bligh demoted Sailing Master John Fryer, replacing him with Fletcher Christian. This act seriously damaged the relationship between Bligh and Fryer, and Fryer later claimed that Bligh's act was entirely personal. The Bounty finally reached Tahiti on October 26, 1788, after ten months at sea.
Bligh and his crew spent five months in Tahiti, then called "Otaheite", collecting and preparing 1,015 breadfruit plants to be transported. Some 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, mutiny broke out on April 28, 1789. Of the 42 men on board aside from Bligh and Christian, 22 joined Christian in mutiny, two were passive, and 18 remained loyal to Bligh. Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley designed effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is the popular Ian Rank-Broadley design. The Inscriptions "ELIZABETH II, " "COOK ISLANDS, " and 2020.Reverse: Detailed image of the HMS Bounty. The inscriptions "10 DOLLARS, " and 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD. Please be sure your address is correct before paying for the invoice. As a result, we will often use a "stock" photo to represent the item.
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The item "2020 Cook Islands $10 The Bounty 1/10oz. 999 Gold Coin MS" is in sale since Saturday, August 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "texasgse" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.