The "Uri", Switzerland's oldest paddle steamer and the oldest ship in the SGV company's fleet, embarked on its maiden voyage in 1901. The ship can take 800 passengers and offer both first and second-class accommodations.
In honor of this floating monument, Swiss mint has chosen the Uri to grace the first coin in its three-part "Swiss steamships" series.
- Contains .54 oz of Silver.
- Comes in a box, capsule and with certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 4,800.
- Designed by the Swiss naval painter Ueli Colombi.
- Obverse: Depicts the steamboat "Uri" along with the seal of the shipping company.
- Reverse: Switzerland's official name, Confederatio Helvetica, is shown along with the face value and date.
- Guaranteed by the Swiss Mint.
This beautifully designed Silver coin would make a great addition to any collection or investment portfolio. Add this Brilliant Uncirculated Silver commemorative coin to your cart today!
The "Uri" is a classic example of a Sulzer paddle steamer, many of which were manufactured around the beginning of the twentieth century. They boast excellent handling in the water, stability in rough weather and fuel economy. The "Uri" is powered by an inclined 650 HP Sulzer two-cylinder condensing compound steam engine. Further information is available at www.lakelucerne.ch.