There is no piece of silver bullion out there as unique as the 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bars available to you through this exciting Provident Metals listing. The S.S. Gairsoppa was a commercial merchant ship built in Britain in 1919. After an impressive civilian career, it was pressed into service for the United Kingdom during World War II. On February 17, 1941, the S.S. Gairsoppa was struck by a torpedo from a German U-boat and sunk in the Atlantic near Galway, Ireland, taking with it to the bottom some 110 tons of precious silver. Provident Metals is excited to now offer 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bars refined using silver recovered from the wreck in 2010.
When you purchase the 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bar from Provident Metals it will ship to you with plastic wrap around the bar and arrive in a shipping box. Each one of these silver bars is in brand-new condition and represents some of the silver actually recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Gairsoppa in 2010.
On the obverse side of the 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bar is a logo at the top-center that identifies the bar as Certified Shipwreck Silver Gairsoppa. Other inscriptions on this side include 10 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver.
The reverse face of the 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bar features a horizontal design element capturing the S.S. Gairsoppa as she might have appeared that day in February 1941 through the periscope of the German U-boat. Chugging along on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean leaving a trail of smoke puffing into the air, the S.S. Gairsoppa has no idea what is coming its way. The inscription on this face identifies the ship and date of sinking as S.S. Gairsoppa February 17, 1941.
The S.S. Gairsoppa had been commissioned by the Royal Navy to transport cargo throughout the war. In December 1940, it was loaded with tea, pig iron, and some 7 million ounces of silver ingots in Calcutta, India, and tasked with transporting the goods to Britain. The ingots were destined for the Royal Mint, but a German U-boat had other plans. The ship was running low on coal after leaving Freetown, Sierra Leone, and took a more direct course to the British Isles on the final leg of its journey.
The S.S. Gairsoppa was spotted by a German spotter plane and its coordinates relayed to a U-boat that sank it on February 17, 1941. In 2010, the British government and Odyssey Marine Exploration of Florida entered into a joint venture to find and recover the metal from the ship. After successfully locating the ship and recovering some of the silver, batches were sent to the Sunshine Mint and produced as these 10 oz Silver S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Bars.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||S.S. Gairsoppa Shipwreck Silver|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||10 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|