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The SS Gairsoppa and the Great Silver Treasure

May 16, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Ship Wrecks, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

In his richly illustrated new book The SS Gairsoppa and the Great Silver Treasure, Q. David Bowers explores the cultural scene and political and military developments that led up to the Second World War. Bowers, one of America’s preeminent historians, starts with the aftermath of the world conflict of 1914 to 1918. He colorfully describes the fabric of life in the United States and international events through the 1920s and 1930s. Then: the eruption of fresh hostilities in 1939 and immersion in a new global war. Ultimately Bowers’s focus is the 1941 maritime loss of a massive shipment of silver,… Full article at the source>

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Ireland Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peace in Europe with New Silver Coin

September 14, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Irish Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Central Bank of Ireland has released a new silver crown collector coin observing the 70th anniversary of the day peace returned to the European continent after the surrender of the Axis powers at the end of the Second World War.

The 8th of May, 1945 is commemorated in both Europe and the U.S. as Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day. In 2015, much of the continent marked the 70th anniversary of V.E. day with national celebrations and observations of the important battles that turned the tide of the war in favor of the Allied forces, spelling the end of… Full article at the source>

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