TITANIC Windows Of History 100th Anniversary Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2012TITANIC FIRST ISSUE OF NEW "WINDOWS OF HISTORY" SERIES This is the first issue in a new series of silver coins called Windows of History, featuring full-color stained glass inserts. In occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, it features the glass dome overhead the first class staircase allowed the natural sunlight to cast its glow over the polished oak of the wall panelling and the elaborate balustrades. Held up against the light, the window will become translucent and show the intricate design in full splendor. In addition to the stained glass insert, the reverse also features an image of the Titanic seen from the outside, as well as a the anniversary dates. The obverse depicts also the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORYThe RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by the White Star Line. For her time, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
On the night of 14 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, making it one of the most deadly peacetime maritime disasters in history. The ship could carry a total of 3,547 passengers ... read more