Sunday, August 14, 2011

Giant Commemorative Coin Floated at Site Where Mary Rose Sank

The Royal Mint today revealed the world’s first floating commemoration to mark the 500th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Mary Rose.

A three-metre replica of the current Mary Rose £2 coin was positioned on the exact spot in the Solent where the Tudor flagship sank in 1545, after 34 years of active service.

The giant coin, a reproduction of the £2 coin released by the Royal Mint earlier this year, was floated over the site where the ship sank and was subsequently . . .

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