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British Royal Mint Titanic 100th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin Limited Edition


As the official commemorator of major British events, The British Royal Mint have proudly produced a limited edition of just 7,500 Silver Proof £5 coins to mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s fateful voyage. Enduring public interest in this event makes it a superb acquisition and investment for collectors of silver coins, historical coins or anyone looking for a tasteful memento of the maritime legend. This very limited edition is the only official British Sterling Silver coin issued to mark the Titanic centenary. There will be no subsequent editions or releases. The Royal Mint Ltd is 100% owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury and this commemorative coin is legal tender but will not be issued into circulation.

 

On 10 April 1912 the British ship RMS Titanic, the largest passenger steamship in the world, set sail from Southampton bound for New York. Tragically, after just four days, the luxury liner hit the infamous iceberg and sank, causing 1,517 souls to perish. Interest in the event and the stories of the passengers has never waned; a century later, this magnificent ship still enthralls us and stirs our emotions.

The reverse of the £5 Silver Proof coin has been designed by Royal Mint engraver Lee Robert Jones and features a stunningly accurate depiction of the magnificent vessel as she sails from Southampton. Behind Titanic is the silhouette of ‘Thane’ looking down at the world-famous profile of the ship sailing through the Atlantic Ocean. The ‘Thane’ is the memorial statue carved by Sir Thomas Brock which was erected in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the birthplace of the Titanic, in 1920 and depicts the goddess of death. The contrast of the proud ship sailing out to sea and the ghostly figure suggesting the fate that awaits dramatically captures the essence of the story.  Mr. Jones is quoted: "My design is concerned with the spectacle for the ship and her story. Thane, the goddess of death, is to reflect the significance of the event - she symbolises respect and sorrow for the loss that occurred."

The obverse shows the timeless portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and indicates that the coin is issued under the authority of Alderney - the most northern of the British Channel Islands, a British Crown dependency, and 60 miles (97 km) from the south coast of England.

As befits such an important coin, the Titanic Silver Proof Coin is supplied in an elegant black presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included to guarantee the provenance and precious metal content of this elegant commemorative coin, a superb collectable legacy piece.

Dr Kevin Clancy, director of the Royal Mint Museum, proudly commented of the coin – “100 years has not lessened the interest in the tragic outcome of her maiden voyage, the personal stories of those on board or the achievement of the iconic ship as a feat of British engineering. The Royal Mint's coin will mark this occasion and, we hope, will be passed on to future generations to honour the lives that were lost, underlining the significance of RMS Titanic in British history."

 

Denom.

£5

Alloy

.925 Sterling Silver

Weight

28.28 g

Diameter

38.61 mm (1.52”)

Designer (Reverse)

Lee Robert Jones

Designer (Obverse)

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

 

The British five pound coin (£5) is a redenominated commemorative coin, by tradition a continuation of the former crown, being identical with it in size and weight. The £5 coin has the same dimensions as the crown, having a mass of 28.28 grams and having a diameter of 38.61 millimeters (1.52 inches).  The USA uses the avoirdupois ounce for everyday weighing. There are 16 avoirdupois ounces in a pound, so 1 avoirdupois ounce = 28.35 grams. A Troy ounce is equivalent to about 31.1 grams.

The Royal Mint is the only body permitted to manufacture, or mint, coins in the United Kingdom. The Mint originated over 1,100 years ago, and has an exclusive contract with  Her Majesty’s Treasury to supply all coinage for the UK. The Royal Mint Ltd is 100% owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury

Unlike other coins, proof coins are struck two or more times by the coin die. By striking it more than once the metal is forced into all the crevices of the die, thereby giving a very fine detail to the image on the coin. Also, by treating the die in a special way, the coins it produces have a different appearance. Modern technology allows the high points on the coin design to be acid treated (on the die). The background design of the coin die is polished, resulting in a mirror-like look on the coin it strikes. This gives the finished coin a frosted look on the raised parts of the design, with a mirror like finish on the background. The fine detail and appearance of this heirloom proof coin is breathtaking.

This coin at auction will be mailed to you within 24 hours of payment from Connecticut USA by fully insured and trackable USPS Priority Mail with 2-3 day delivery.

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