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2014 S.S. Gairsoppa - English Britannia 1/4 Silver - Unc
2014 S.S. Gairsoppa - English Britannia 1/4 Silve


 
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Year: 2014
Composition: Silver
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Product Code: 29698
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The World’s First Legal Tender Coin Struck from Shipwreck Silver!

We have a world first on our hands ladies and gentlemen…the very first, legal tender coin minted from silver found in a real life shipwreck! The 2014 SS Gairsoppa Britannia Silver 1/4 is the first uncirculated silver coin ever produced using silver recovered from a real-life shipwreck of. The Gairsoppa was a WWII British merchant ship that was sunk by a German U-boat in 1941. It's a piece of history, a piece of treasure, a piece of silver…clearly a piece that you simply must have!

A Ship Lost to the War Effort…

Before becoming a casualty to WII, the S.S. Gairsoppa was a British steam merchant ship launched in 1919. After a long civilian career, she was called into service during WWII. She sailed with several convoys, before joining Convoy SL 64 in February 1941. Gairsoppa left the convoy when she exhausted the majority of her fuel. She was making her way to Ireland when a German U-boat fired a torpedo that sent her and her precious cargo into the abyss.

…But Finally Found!

The wreck of the Gairsoppa was discovered in 2011. It was later announced in 2012 that Odyssey Marine Exploration would be able to recover its cargo of silver. They reportedly recovered 48 tons of silver making this one of the deepest, largest recovery in history 15,400 feet under water.

A Unique Find Turned into A Unique Design

Each 2014 1/4 oz S.S. Gairsoppa Silver Britan­nia has been produced with 1/4 troy ounce of .999 pure silver recovered from the S.S. Gairsoppa. The design fea­tures Britannia striding along the nation’s coast with her reliable trident, helmet, and shield. The obverse side of these coins features the image of Elizabeth II. Each coin is stamped with its date of issue, 2014, while also boasting a special coin-edge lettering de­sign—with “S.S. Gairsoppa” pressed into the side of the Britannia Silver 1/4.

Did You Know? The SS Gairsoppa was named in honor of the town of Gersoppa on the banks of the river Sharavathi in Karnataka, India.

A Piece of History, A Piece of Silver… a Piece at a value!


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