TEV WAHINE 50th Anniversary 2 Oz Silver Coin 1$ New Zealand 2018

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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the ferry of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand – the TEV Wahine. The coin has a beautiful design, has a nice colouration, has a Proof quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity included. Limited mintage to only 400 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country New Zealand
Year 2018
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 400
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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TEV Wahine
TEV Wahine was a twin-screw, turbo-electric, roll-on/roll-off passenger and vehicle ferry of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. She was launched at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan, Scotland, in 1965 and worked the New Zealand inter-island route between Wellington and Lyttelton from 1966. On 10 April 1968, near the end of a typical northbound crossing to Wellington, she was caught in a fierce storm stirred by Tropical Cyclone Giselle. She foundered after running aground on Barrett Reef and capsized and sank in the shallow waters near Steeple Rock at the mouth of Wellington Harbour. Of the 734 people on board, 53 people died from drowning, exposure to the elements or from injuries sustained in the hurried evacuation and abandonment of the stricken vessel. The wreck of the Wahine is one of the better-known maritime disasters in New Zealand's history, although there have been worse, with far greater loss of life. Radio and television captured the drama as it happened, within a short distance of shore of the eastern suburbs of Wellington, and flew film overseas for world news.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin features the wonderful and coloured image of the TAV Wahine in all its splendor. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “T.E.V. WAHINE” – the name of the coin and “50 ANNIVERSARY” – the years of anniversary. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “NEW ZEALAND” – the issue country, “.999 Ag 2oz” – the fineness of the Silver and the weight of the coin, “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “2018” – the year of issue.

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