A very old coin from the Dutch East India Company, the world's largest trading company in the 1700's - in fact this one is from 1790. This relic will inspire your wanderlust!
On one side, there is classic heraldry, and on the other the VOC monogram - an acronym for their name in Dutch (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie). Recast in sterling, this coin represents adventure and courage. They were such a large company, that they were chartered with the power to have their own currency, treaties and military (because pirates).