Ships coin

I have heard about finding the ships coin. What is that about. Is there a coin to find with an award or is this made up? I've rarely heard of anyone talk about it.

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I knew about the tradition of the coins, but I didn’t think they were placed in an area accessible to passengers. I’ll try to remember to look for them in the future!

What is the significance of the coin ?

Looks like it’s actually two things. This is the one I’ve seen companies make a big deal about during the early stages of constructing a new ship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_ceremony

But it sounds like these are the coins you can actually see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mast_Stepping

We got one on the Magic's first cruise. All guests got one free. Cannot buy them, only way to get one is on the ships first cruise.

I'm never to old to learn something new ! Thanks for the info ! So Exciting ! Can't wait for our Cruise in April, on Sunshine, to head out on Treasure Hunt to find. Wish I had known about this on past cruises. Can't wait to let DH know what WE will be doing one afternoon instead of him playing in the Casino. Won't he be surprised Wink !

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