Two authentic 1912 pennies, to commemorate the true story of a Titanic engineer's family told in the book The Two Pennies.
The Two Pennies tells the true story of the Millar family in the lead up to Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912. It is a unique insight into how the tragedy affected ordinary lives, in particular those of Thomas Millar's two sons. The story also describes the aftermath of Titanic's sinking, using the voices of several different characters.
Thomas Millar worked in Harland & Wolff building Titanic and then joined White Star Line as an assistant deck engineer for the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic.
Before he left Belfast, he gave both of his young sons two new pennies, telling them "Don't spend those until I see you again". His younger son kept his pennies all of his life and his great granddaughter Susie - the author of this book - still has them today.