Sunshine Mining Silver Worker Safety Award 1 Troy oz
Sunshine Mining Worker Safety Award, .999 fine silver, 1 troy oz. Proof-like strikes, in BU condition.
These silver rounds were awarded to employees at Sunshine Mining's famous Sunshine Mine in Shoshone County, Idaho.
The mine has been in operation since the 19th century, and was the site of one of the worst mine disasters in US history on May 2nd, 1972. An underground fire filled the mine with smoke and carbon-monoxide, killing 91 workers in a few hours.
The obverse features a hard-rock drill operator with a small boy on his shoulders, a woman and young girl alongside, inscribed with "Safety Award" above and "Sunshine" below. The reverse has "Safety for you your family and Sunshine" above and ".999 fine silver one troy oz." below.
Rounds are in excellent uncirculated condition, still in their original acrylic holders as given to employees. We can change the holders at no additional charge, as the originals are definitely scratched and cloudy (photo is one in a new holder). Please mention it in the comments section of the order if you would like us to do so.
Very rare and collectible.
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