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2018 Canada $20 The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia Fine Silver (No Tax)

2018 Canada $20 The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia Fine Silver (No Tax)


 
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It is the worst marine disaster along the Pacific Northwest coast: bound for Vancouver and Victoria as well as other ports-of-call along the way, the coastal vessel SS Princess Sophia hit Vanderbilt Reef and eventually foundered on October 25, 1918, leaving no survivors. To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the tragic sinking, this fine silver coin depicts the moment of impact in the icy waters of Alaska’s Lynn Canal when the ship struck the reef and where the ship is still located today.

Specifications:
Item Number: 167535
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 6,000
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
-A tragedy never forgotten. Combining selective colour and engraving, this coin commemorates the centennial of the tragic sinking of the SS Princess Sophia and the loss of more than 350 lives.
-Engraved on the reverse is an innovative design first: an edge- engraved rope frame. This technical achievement provides undulating relief at the furthest edge of the coin, fully encircling the nautical theme.
-Stunning colour heightens the sense of tragedy on the reverse, where the colour palette conveys rough seas and icy wind that night, with waves crashing against the hull and sweeping over the reef at the moment of impact.
-Engraving adds geographic context. The reverse image fills the water between the engraved shores of Lynn Canal, the narrow Alaskan inlet where the SS Princess Sophia foundered.
-Not just one for history or naval enthusiasts. Stories of lost ships have long fascinated people of all ages, and this tragic tale is no exception. This coin’s captivating mix of colour and engraving makes it a stunning addition to any collection, regardless of theme.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

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