2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin Lost Ships In Canadian Waters: S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

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The Lost Ships series commemorates Canada’s well-known maritime tragedies, from the vessels that were lost to the stories that emerged from those fateful events. The third and final coin of the series revisits the tragic sinking of S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 in the waters of Lake Superior.

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The Lost Ships series commemorates Canada’s well-known maritime tragedies, from the vessels that were lost to the stories that emerged from those fateful events. The third and final coin of the series revisits the tragic sinking of S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 in the waters of Lake Superior.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Third coin in a series that commemorates well-known vessels that have been lost in Canadian waters, and the stories that have emerged from the events surrounding their final fate.
  • Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver, this coin commemorates the anniversary of the loss of the Fitzgerald.
  • Selective colour sets the tone in this artistic rendering of one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian waters.
  • A prestigious addition to any Canadiana-, history-themed or commemorative collection.

DESIGN

The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson inspires a renewed belief in the magic of the holidays. In this The reverse design by Canadian artist John Horton uses full colour over detailed engraving to recreate the marine conditions of that fateful evening in 1975 as S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald struggles in its quest to beat the fearsome winter storm. In the ship’s final hour at sea, hurricane-force winds have driven the turbulent waters of Lake Superior into a frenzy, with great waves crashing against the Fitzgerald’s red and white bow and sweeping across the deck of the cargo-laden freighter. Still, the brave crewmembers push on as the snow squall rages on, with the ship’s lights faintly glowing in the cold, dark night. Framing this dramatic scene is the engraved outline of the Canadian shoreline of southeastern Lake Superior, where the Fitzgerald hoped the Canadian highlands would provide some refuge from the worst of the storm; instead, those very waters would become the final resting place for the legendary vessel and her entire crew. The words “S.S. EDMUND FITZGERALD” and the outline of the ship’s anchor are engraved along the edge of the coin.

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