2012 $1 100th Anniversary RMS Titanic 1oz Silver Proof Coin. TUVALU 2012
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Metal: .999 Silver Weight: 31,1gr Diameter: 40.6 Mintage: 5'000 pcs.Coin in MINT condition , in capsule , BOX + Certificate of Authenticity It was the world’s most famous passenger ship disaster. On a cold, moonless night just before midnight, the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic struck an iceberg. An estimated 1,517 doomed souls met their end in the freezing water of the North Atlantic.
In April 1912, the Titanic was the largest and most luxurious passenger steamship in the world. She was a British registered grand ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. Owned by the White Star Line and constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, the colossal vessel weighed 46,328 gross tons, measured just under 883 feet in length and stood as tall as an 11-storey building.
Prior to the fateful collision, several ice warnings had been telegraphed by other ships in the vicinity. However, for a variety of reasons, only one of those messages had reached the Captain and the bridge. The warnings were ignored and the ship maintained a perilous speed of 22 ½ knots, heading straight for catastrophe.
In the last terrible moments, Titanic’s stern rose almost vertically, desperate people clinging to her deck rail. By ... read more