100-year Titanic anniversary marked by coins
The Royal Canadian Mint released this $10 collector coin March 5, 2012, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary since the RMS Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland. The coins have been produced to honour Canada's role in the recovery and burial of bodies. (Handout/Royal Canadian Mint)
The Royal Canadian Mint has released a coin collection to commemorate 100 years since the RMS Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland.
The trio of coins includes a $10 pure silver piece with the ill-fated luxury liner pictured on the front, adjacent to a map of Atlantic Canada, as well as a coloured 50-cent coin and 25-cent coin.
Four Canadian ships recovered bodies from the sunken ship. About 150 victims are buried in Halifax.
"The tragic fate of the Titanic has long captivated the world's imagination," said Senator Stephen Greene, speaking on behalf of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Monday. "These beautifully crafted coins pay tribute to the many sacrifices that were made and hard lessons that were gained by humanity during the RMS Titanic's voyage one hundred years ago."
The ship went down April 15, 1912.