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Vegas Arts & Entertainment Corner
Re-discover The RMS Titanic One Artifact at a Time
Tue Jan 25, 2011 19:12

Press release

Rediscover The RMS Titanic One Artifact at a Time

Artifact Feature: Gold Coin

Although Las Vegas may be an unlikely place to discover artifacts from miles below the North Atlantic, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor is home to one of the largest RMS Titanic artifact collections in the world. Recovered in 1987, the gold sovereign coin, featured above, is one of 543 coins discovered on the ocean floor and can be found inside Luxor Hotel & Casino. Before being carried onboard the Ship of Dreams, the coin had remained much the same for three hundred years and was based on a system that had existed for more than a millennium. The rich history of this remarkable gold coin laid the foundation for modern coins, which eventually evolved into the iconic experience of classic Vegas with the sounds of clinking coins and excited, lucky winners.

Did You Know?

·Many first-class passengers had the luxury of paying for leisure while on board with coins. For example, a ticket for the swimming pool cost 25 cents, while a ticket for the squash court and the services of a professional player cost 50 cents.

·Wealthy passengers aboard RMS Titanic brought plenty of cash to pay for private extras and coins to tip the porters, waiters and musicians who catered to them.

Tickets to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are available at the Luxor box office or by visiting Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $25 for locals with valid identification and $21 for children 4 – 12 years of age. The Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with last admission at 9 p.m. For additional information or to reserve tickets by phone, call 800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400.

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