2012 $2 RMS Titanic Day - Coloured Bronze Coin

SKU: 100700

British Virgin Islands
Year: 2012

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After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship's time. The collision caused the ship's hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partly loaded. A disproportionate number of men were left aboard because of a "women and children first" protocol followed by some of the officers loading the lifeboats. By 2:20 a.m., she broke apart and foundered, with well over one thousand people still aboard. Just under two hours after Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.




Produced By: British Virgin Islands
Denomination: 2 Dollars
Year: 2012

Diameter: 50mm
Material: Bronze
Weight: 42 grams

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: RMS Titanic
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Titanic

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