Silver recovered from shipwrecks are great treasures, and a very appropriate one to show for #piratesunday!
The 2014 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Coin
Denomination: 50 pence
Metal: .999 silver
Weight: 7.83 gms
The reverse design of “Britannia”
was created by Philip Nathan.
The obverse depicts a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II designed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
Coins are edge-inscripted with the name SS Gairsoppa
Read more about the tragic story of the SS Gairsoppa and the story of heroism of the men who perished when the ship sank, using the slider to view the material that came with the coin.