The 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic is being acknowledged in many parts of the world and another was added to that list on March 5. The Royal Canadian Mint announced they are putting out a coin to commemorate the event.
The coin is the handiwork of Canadian maritime artist Yves Berube and it was unveiled in Halifax at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Canada has a strong connection to the ill-fated liner as it was in waters closest to that country, in the North Atlantic, that the ship went down during the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. Canadians were involved in passenger rescue efforts.
"The Royal Canadian mint is proud to commemorate Canada's history, culture and values with special collector coins,” Ian E. Bennett, the CEO of the Mint, said during the unveiling. “Canada is forever linked with the story of the RMS Titanic through the efforts of Canadian ships that took part in recovery operations and by the memory of the lives lost that rest peacefully in Halifax cemeteries.”
Titanic Commemorative coins from Canada
The collector coin will be 99.99% silver and will have a face value of $10.00. There will also be a 50 cent and a 25 cent coin. The $10 coin has a scene of the Titanic heading ominously toward an iceberg and it is available at Royal Canadian Mint boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver and through their distribution network. It is also available at Canada Post outlets.
You can directly order from Royal Canadian Mint by calling, in Canada, 1-800-267-1871 or 1-800-268-6468 in the US,. You can also order on the Internet at www.mint.ca.