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Her first voyage, began on 10 April 1912, when she set sail from Southampton to New York, with 2,223 people on board.  Owned by the White Star Line, the luxurious passenger liner was one of three sister ‘Olympic class’ ships built to cater for the most elite passengers, her lavish fittings reflecting the opulence and elegance of the Edwardian age.

Late on the morning of 14 April 1912, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg leading to the ship sinking less than three hours later and became one of the greatest disasters in British history.

2,227,000 Sovereigns were struck in Sydney in 1912 in comparison to 30,317,921 struck in London

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram MacKennal
Quality Circulating
Year 1912
Pure Metal Type Gold
Mint Mark S
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