This beautiful 5 ounce fine silver coin features the most famous ship in history – The Titanic. The coin showcases a unique Mother of Pearl insert, has an antique finish, and comes in an elegant case, along with the certificate of authenticity. The coin has a legal tender face value of $25 in Solomon Islands. Mintage is limited to only 750 pieces worldwide. GST/HST exempt.
The reverse of the coin depicts the unforgettable voyage of Titanic, 110 years ago. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “THE R.M.S. TITANIC” – the name of the coin and “2022” – the issue year. On the top of the mother of pearl insert are the coordinates of RMS Titanic. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issue country, “2022” – the year of issue, “5 oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “ELIZABETH II” – The name of the Queen.
The R.M.S Titanic:
The Titanic’s ill-fated life began with great fanfare in 1908, when the White Star Company announced its plans to beat all previous records in shipbuilding with a cross-Atlantic steamship unmatched in passenger capacity, luxury, and reliability. Completed in February 1912 and captained by White Star Line admiral Captain E. J. Smith, the 270-metre vessel was longer than four city blocks, more than 53 metres tall, weighed more than 45,000 tons, and comprised ten decks and numerous compartments divided into fifteen bulkheads. Its massive steel bulk was held together by more than 3 million rivets.
At 11:40 pm on the night of Sunday, April 14, 1912, the most colossal and sumptuous steamer in the world collided with an iceberg in frigid North Atlantic waters, about 900 kilometres (600 miles) off the coast of Nova Scotia. When the Titanic broke apart and sank less than three hours later, approximately two thirds of the over 2,200 passengers and crew aboard lost their lives.