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Zeppelin - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2013

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175th Anniversary of the Zeppelin - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz .999 pure silver proof coin.

Each 5oz coin is adorned with an inner core of genuine, eye-catching Mother of Pearl!

Mintage: only 750 pieces worldwide. With presentation box and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Country :Cook Islands
Year :2013
Face Value :50 Dollars
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :5 oz
Size :65.00 mm
Quality :Proof
Mintage :Only 750 pcs. worldwide
Series :Mother of Pearl
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century. Zeppelin's ideas were first outlined in 1874 and formulated in detail in 1893. They were patented in Germany in 1895 and in the United States on 14 March 1899. After the outstanding success of the Zeppelin design, the term zeppelin in casual use came to refer to all rigid airships. Zeppelins were first flown commercially in 1910 by Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG (DELAG), the world's first airline in revenue service. By mid-1914, DELAG had carried over 34,000 passengers on over 1,500 flights. After the outbreak of World War I, the German military made extensive use of Zeppelins as bombers and scouts.

The World War I defeat of Germany in 1918 temporarily halted the airship business. But under the guidance of Hugo Eckener, the deceased Count's successor, civilian Zeppelins became popular again. In 1919 DELAG established scheduled daily services between Berlin, Munich, and Friedrichshafen. Their heyday was during the 1930s when the airships LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin and LZ 129 Hindenburg operated regular transatlantic flights from Germany to North America and Brazil. The Art Deco spire of the Empire State Building was originally if impractically designed to serve as a mooring mast for Zeppelins and other airships to dock at. The Hindenburg disaster in 1937, along with political and economic issues, hastened the demise of the Zeppelin.

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Zeppelin - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2013

Zeppelin - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2013

175th Anniversary of the Zeppelin - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz .999 pure silver proof coin.

Each 5oz coin is adorned with an inner core of genuine, eye-catching Mother of Pearl!

Mintage: only 750 pieces worldwide. With presentation box and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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