Shoppers can now commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with The Patriotic Mintís newly released stock of collectible coin sets.
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Collectible coins supplier The Patriotic Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanicís tragic sinking with several newly released coin sets, available now at http://www.ThePatrioticMint.com. The merchantís limited-time selection of Titanic-themed coins includes several coin sets, as well as a unique, colorized $2 bill.
On April 10, 1912 the largest steamship in the world set sail from England with its sights set on New York. Just four days into the voyage, the ship struck an iceberg and sank, claiming 1,517 lives. Over the years, the interest in that tragic night has continued to grow, in part thanks to countless documentaries and films. With the 100th anniversary approaching, one-of-a-kind coin sets honoring the tragedy and the loss are now available to coin collectors, history buffs, and others who are fascinated by the Titanicís history.
The Patriotic Mint is currently offering four distinct coin sets to collectors, in addition to a Titanic-themed $2 bill. One highlight from the collection is the Titanic 100th Anniversary 2012 Silver Proof Coin, which was produced by the Royal Mint with a limited run of just 7,500 coins created. The reverse of the £5 coin was designed by engraver Lee Robert Jones, depicting the impressive vessel sailing from Southampton, England. Behind the ship is a silhouette of ďThane,Ē a memorial statue carved by Sir Thomas Brock in 1920. The limited edition piece is now available to coin collecting enthusiasts for just $129.95, and would make for a striking addition to a coin collection.
For those with an eye for colorized coins, the Two Coin Set contains a United Kingdom 50 pence coin and a United States New York Statehood quarter. Both depict colorized images of the Titanic, are in uncirculated condition, and come with a bonus elegant black box for home display use. The budget-friendly transatlantic Titanic colorized coins are now retailing as a set for $24.95, and would be well-suited for hobbyists on both sides of the ocean.
For young collectors, the most economical of the commemorative Titanic-themed coin sets is the 1912 Lincoln Penny and the 1912 Liberty Head Nickel, both of which were first issued during the year the Titanic sank. The two coins are noteworthy for their age and well-kept condition, in addition to their relation to the Titanic tragedy. Now on offer for only $19.95, the coin collecting set is an eminently affordable piece of history.
The Titanic tragedy is receiving particular media attention of late, in part due to the re-release of James Cameron's Titanic in 3-D. Fans of the film will find the 100th anniversary collectible coins to be an appealing token of the event. The coins are also ideal gifts for avid coin collectors and historians interested in the events surrounding the sinking of the ship as well.
For more information about its Titanic coin sets and coin collecting supplies, visit The Patriotic Mint online at http://www.ThePatrioticMint.com. The company also posts about its National Park quarters and other merchandise on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ThePatrioticMint and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PatrioticMint.