With 100th anniversary of the sinking of the legendary RMS Titanic this April, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a number of collectible coins to commemorate the event. Canada played a significant role in the recovery and burial of the victims after the disaster.
One of the pieces available for purchase is a 25 cent coloured coin which features a split view of the luxury liner leaving the dock in Southampton, England and traversing the Atlantic Ocean at night. On the reverse side is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, reigning monarch and standard on Canadian coins. The size is much larger than an average quarter, although considering the price and availability means that it won’t be in circulation with the rest of your change.
A posable display card frames the coin with a painting of the RMS Titanic on the front; inside is a photo of the elegant first class Grand Staircase, a map and a description of the vessel itself.
The coin is available through the Royal Canadian Mint‘s web site, or in its stores in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa for $25.95 CAD.
TagsCanada, coin, money, RMS Titanic, Royal Canadian Mint
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