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Royal Canadian Mint

150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable - Proof Fine Silver Dollar (2016)

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We live in an era in which instant global communication is at our fingertips; at any given time, we can monitor news events as they unfold, follow the rise and fall of commodity prices around the world or connect with friends and family across the globe. It’s hard to imagine distance as a barrier to the exchange of ideas; but until the mid-19th century, a message sent from New York to London could only be relayed as quickly as the ship it sailed on, and “breaking news” from afar could be several weeks old.

Telegraphy had sped up communication over land, yet oceans still stood as immense, silent barriers—that is, until the successful completion of a permanent transatlantic telegraph cable on July 27, 1866. This watershed moment finally provided an enduring communication link between the Old World and the New, and made Newfoundland a vital gateway to a world that had suddenly become more accessible!

Special features:
  • Your coin is among OUR BEST SELLERS EVERY YEAR since 1937! The 2015 proof fine silver dollar SOLD OUT! Continue the tradition and order yours today before they’re all gone!
  • NEW: Only the proof fine silver dollar will be made in 2016 as the brilliant uncirculated fine silver dollar will not be made this year.
  • ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Your proof coin is the highest quality possible. A frost image is struck against a brilliant field as many as three times to achieve an incredible crisp impression with amazing detail. 
  • A HISTORIC TURNING POINT THAT HELPED SHAPE OUR MODERN WORLD! The timeless design commemorates the 150th anniversary of the transatlantic cable, which ushered in a new era and transformed Newfoundland into a global communications hub.
  • HISTORY MEETS ARTISTRY THROUGH SKILLFUL RENDERING! With a strong emphasis on historical accuracy, this engraved depiction of S.S. Great Eastern in Heart’s Content, Newfoundland is magnificently detailed and stands as a testament to the expert skill and craftsmanship of Royal Canadian Mint engravers.
  • POWERFULLY SYMBOLIC: Linking one continent to the other, the telegraph cable route itself is represented on the reverse side of your coin.
  • Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

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