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ZEPPELIN 175th Anniversary Airship Hindenburg Mother of Pearl 5 Oz Silver Coin 50$ Cook Islands 2013


In occasion of the 175th anniversary of the German Zeppelin which was the largest airship ever built, the Republic of the Cook Islands has issued a silver coin to commemorate this legendary airship. This 5 oz coin consists of pure silver and its inner core is made out of real mother of pearl. Its mintage is strictly limited to only 750 pieces worldwide.

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LZ129 Hindenburg
A German zeppelin which was the largest airship ever built.
The Hindenburg was the first airliner to provide regularly scheduled service between Europe and North America.
During its second year of service it was destroyed while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, U.S.A, where it went up in flames on the 6th of May 1937.
After more than 30 years of passenger travel on German commercial zeppelins (during which tens of thousands of passengers flew over a million miles on more than 2,000 flights without a single injury) the era of the passenger zeppelin came to an end in a few fiery minutes.
The exact cause of the accident has not been determined, but one thing is clear; the disaster had nothing to do with the zeppelin’s fabric covering. In fact, the Hindenburg was only the last in a long line of hydrogen airships destroyed by fire as a result of their highly flammable lifting gas.
While the airship is better remembered for the disaster of 1937 than for its many technological achievements, it was the fastest and most comfortable way to cross the Atlantic in its day.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2013
  • Face Value50 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)155.5 (5 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)65
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)750
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The inner core of this commemorative Silver coin is made out of real Mother of Pearl and pictures the Zeppelin on its flight over the skyline of New York. It is part of sucessful series of Mother of Pearl Coins and the successor of the popular 5oz Titanic Mother of Pearl Coin 2012. This luxurious coin comes in a unique oval wooden box with a Certificate of Autenticity, individually numbered.