Saturday, April 14, 2012

100th Anniversary of RMS Titanic 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Iconic RMS Titanic Poster Coloured Reverse Design
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Illustrated Presentation Packaging

Sailing into collectable history is our tribute to the centenary of the Titanic.  This is great news for lovers of marine history and Titanic aficionados.
It was the world’s most famous passenger ship disaster.  On a cold, moonless night just before midnight, the ‘unsinkable’ RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. 
Moments before impact, lookout Frederick Fleet peered into the darkness in horror at the approach of a menacing black shape. With the icy monolith just yards away, his alarm initiated frantic efforts to slow the ship and change course. They proved fruitless. Over the next few hours, an estimated 1,517 doomed souls met their watery fate in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.
The grave of RMS Titanic, resting deep in the North Atlantic, remains a memorial to those that lost their lives, and a testament to those who bore the lifelong sorrow of that loss. 

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Iconic RMS Titanic Poster Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured representation of the White Star Line’s poster design of Titanic, set against the ocean and sky.  The inscriptions TITANIC, 100TH ANNIVERSARY and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a presentation display case and illustrated, themed shipper.

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Aleysha Howarth