The violin that is believed to be played as the Titanic went down was recently sold at auction. On Oct. 19, MSN reported that this violin is the one that they believe Wallace Hartley was playing as the ship went down. Fans of the movie will remember this scene well, but this is not the violin from the movie but instead the real deal.
It was sold at auction and went for a little over $1.6 million. One collector believes that this price will never be beat. Wallace Hartley did die when the ship went down. This violin can't even be played now, but that didn't stop it from going for a huge amount of money.
The story is that he continued to play while the ship was sinking. In the movie, they play the song "Nearer, My God, To Thee." This violin does have Hartley's name on it and is believed to have been found with his body.
The price of $1.6 million that they got for the violin from the Titanic was such a great price that it set a world record for an item from this ship. It would be shocking if another artifact goes for this much money in the future.