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Royal Canadian Mint

150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable - Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set (2016)

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This coin takes you back 150 years to Heart's Content, Newfoundland, when the transatlantic telegraph cable was laid. Imagine the excitement as people gathered on shore to admire the gargantuan ship that completed the epic task—recreated herein stunning detail on a coloured silver dollar that's not available with any other set. A must-have collectible!

The Special Proof Dollar Coin Design:

This special proof dollar reverse design by Canadian marine artist Yves Bérubé features a three-quarter port-side view of S.S. Great Eastern anchored offshore in the natural harbour of Heart's Content, N.L. Selective colour over engraving recreates the appearance of this great iron steamer, whose impressive size easily dwarfs the local gaff-rigged fishing boat (known as a Jack Boat) that sits off her port bow. Her four funnels and six masts rise up to fill the upper portion of the reverse, while the rolling hills that surround Trinity Bay can be seen in the background. On the beach, local residents gather to admire and study this historic ship, while two of her officers proudly stand on the rocks that line the shore.

Special features:
  • LOWERED MINTAGE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR! Only 12,500 sets available this year, a lower mintage than previous!
  • The Royal Canadian Mint's renowned artistry and craftsmanship bring to life this stunning design that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the transatlantic cable through the use of symbolic imagery.
  • ENHANCED WITH COLOUR! The commemorative proof dollar is struck in 99.99%pure silver, enhanced with colour and is only available in this set.
  • Did you know? The transatlantic cable was the result of multiple attempts, from 1857 to 1866.
  • A beautiful addition to any Canadiana-themed collection.

Your proof dollar set comes in an elegant genuine leather book-style packaging that complements your beautiful coins.

Order your coin set today!

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