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I recently purchased at a moving sale a box of assorted US and foreign coins. At the bottom of the box I found this .999 fine silver coin with a denomination of $200.00. It is in plastic shrink wrap housed in a cherry wood box engraved with a rendition of the Titanic. One side of the coin has the Titanic sinking with the words "S.S. TITANIC...A SHIP TO REMEMBER..." and the other side has "IN MEMORY of the 1503 souls who died" . Also, One pound .999 fine silver, the $200 denomination and the date of April 14, 1912.  On the rim it is numbered 0244.
    My questions are: what is it, is there any real value in it other than the silver content, and should I keep it?
    Thank you for your time,
    Ron Haggerty

Hi Ron,

Your silver art round contains 14.6 Troy ounces of pure silver -- currently about $420 worth of silver.

One did recently sell on eBay for $600, but others have been listed since then and did not sell at a $500 level.  So if you can find the right buyer, you can get a premium over the silver value, but it may take time to find that buyer.

I hope this helps,


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