Coin Invest Trust CIT / B. The Great Tea Race of 1866 was one of those events that captured the public imagination of the day and was a race between some quite beautiful sailing merchant vessels, the thoroughbreds of their day, between China and London. Those of you who have seen the. Under full sail, they must have been a phenomenal sight, and it? S fair to say that CIT have captured that look very well with this superb new coin.
Available in an ultra high-relief 2 oz or a high-relief 8g (approx ¼ oz) format, both coins exhibit a level of detail and relief that belies their size. Take a look at the image of the 8g coin below and note the relief. S quite impressive for a standard 38.61mm 1 oz coin. This is a ¼ oz 38.61mm coin!
The idea that a coin of that diameter, yet weighing so little and carrying that much relief, would not have seemed possible just a month ago, a quite extraordinary demonstration of the SmartMinting process. If these are the first releases of their kind from CIT, we can?
T wait to see what comes next. Sailing vessels seem to be a well-liked theme for coins, and this is the best we? Having had these in hand we can safely recommend any collector that likes the look of these to seek one out.
Packaging is the usual custom printed wooden box with an enclosed Certificate of Authenticity. Early pricing has the 2oz around the? 120 mark, and more dealers will no doubt have it up shortly. GREAT TEA RACE OF 1866. The Great Tea Race of 1866 was keenly followed in the press, with an extremely close finish.
Taeping docked 28 minutes before Ariel? After a passage of more than 14,000 miles. The third finisher, Serica, docked an hour and 15 minutes after Ariel. These three ships had left China on the same tide and arrived at London 99 days later to dock on the same tide.
The next to arrive, 28 hours later, was Fiery Cross, followed, the next day, by Taitsing. Was claimed by Taeping but shared between them and Ariel, by agreement of their agents and owners. 1866 was the last time that a premium was written into the bill of lading of a tea clipper for docking in London with the first of the new crop. Whilst the outcome thrilled its followers, it was clear to some that the days of the tea clipper were numbered. The auxiliary steamer Erl King had sailed from Foochow 8 days after Ariel, carrying both passengers and a cargo of tea.She arrived in London 15 days before the sailing ships. The Suez Canal was under construction (and opened in 1869).
This would give a much shorter route (a reduction of about 3,300 NM or nearly a quarter less distance), so favouring the steamships, as the Canal was not a practical option for sailing vessels. Smartminting allows unprecedented dimensions of high reliefs.This new technology has been impressively used to create the coin editions dedicated to the 150th anniversary of? In 1866, some of the fastest clippers carrying cargo competed in a legendary sailing race. The aim was to transport the eagerly awaited tea crops from China to Great Britain in the shortest possible time. After 99 days on their home-bound journey, the two fastest ships? Arrived with a mere time difference of 25 minutes. The design of these coin issues is based on the oil painting by famous British maritime artist Jack Spurling. It shows the close finish between the two ships in the English Channel after a three-month head-to-head race, depicting their full sails with an astonishing high relief. The item "The Great Tea Race 2oz Silver Proof Coin Smart Mint Mintage 999" is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Commemorative". The seller is "jimz02141" and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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