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Canada 2018 Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia Passenger Liner 100th Anniversary No Survivors $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color and Edge-Engraved Rope Frame L10

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This low mintage, one troy ounce pure silver proof commemorates the tragic loss (with no survivors) of the passenger liner SS Princess Sophia, featuring color and edge-engraved nautical rope!

It is the “unknown Titanic of the West Coast.” Just hours after sailing out of Skagway, Alaska, on the night of October 23, 1918, a blinding winter storm pushed the SS Princess Sophia off course and onto Vanderbilt Reef. Stranded on the rocky outcrop, the 75 meter (245 ft) long steamship, was pounded by wind and waves for roughly 40 hours before eventually foundering during the early evening of October 25. The tragic sinking of the SS Princess Sophia left not one single survivor, only unanswered questions that linger a century later. Your full color coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the worst marine disaster along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Framed by a nautical rope motif and edged by a map outline, the reverse’s image of the SS Princess Sophia depicts an unfolding tragedy in the icy Alaskan waters, where the loss of more than 350 lives plunged communities in British Columbia, Yukon, and the Territory of Alaska into a state of mourning.

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An Original Work of Art
The powerful coin image by Yves Bérubé presents a dramatic depiction of an event that has been called “the unknown Titanic of the West Coast.” The artist’s choice of colors convey the rough seas in the early morning hours of October 24, 1918, when a blinding winter storm pushed the SS Princess Sophia off course and on a fateful collision with a wave-swept reef. The colorful scene shows the moment of impact, when the ship’s hull struck Vanderbilt Reef head on. The color image fills the space between the engraved shores of Lynn Canal, the Alaskan Inlet where the events took place, which adds geographic context to the design.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Please see description above.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     6,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated
   
Artist Yves Bérubé
Certificate Individually Numbered

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