2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Grand Trunk Pacific Railway - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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$169.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
Canada and US only

Beautiful design of a 1914-era steam train in a 2 oz. format.

A century ago, the transcontinental railway enabled the settlement of western Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway—a massive early twentieth-century engineering feat that linked eastern Canada to the Pacific—with this rare 2-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin.

An ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys trains. Previous train coins were popular, make sure you order yours today before this one is all gone!

Special features:
•   This proof-quality 99.99% pure silver coin has a diameter of 54 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 62.67 grams and is GST/HST exempt.
•   Features a finely engraved commemorative design in a rare 2-ounce format with an uncommon 30-dollar face value.
•   Original reverse design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel features a dynamic portrait of a 1914-era steam train traversing the Grand Trunk Bridge in Saskatoon at the time of the railway's completion.
•   This coin's unusual size and denomination, attractive subject matter, and low mintage of only 5,000 means that it is sure to be sought after by collectors.
•   A stunning memento for those who love railway history or valuable addition to any collection featuring Canadian themes.

Coin design:
Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel, your coin features a dynamic portrait of a 1914-era steam train traversing the Grand Trunk Bridge in Saskatoon at the time of the railway's completion. In a striking composition that evokes the drive and energy of the early 20th century's theme of "progress," Kimmel presents a steam engine pulling elegant wooden passenger cars. With its wheel arrangement and vast steam engine bellowing a long cloud of smoke, the image is true to the locomotives of the Grand Trunk's construction era. The scene's vantage point on the foliage-lined shoreline and slightly below the left side of the train bridge enhances the drama and grandeur of the moment.

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

Order your coin today!

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014)
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (35)
  • Great quality (33)
  • Unique (24)
  • Good value (19)
  • One of A kind (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (18)
  • Special occasion (15)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Gift for child (7)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (32), Budget shopper (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (5)

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1.0

Waste of Money

By cramdon

from Smithers B..

Pros

  • None

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

      Why did they even bother? I would have thought there would be a reference to Grand Trunk Pacific somewhere, on the locomotive perhaps, but no.

      Yet the designer of the coin managed to get his initials on it.

      50 yrs from now one of these will be found in Granny's attic and nobody will know what it was made for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      True collector's piece.

      By Tommothelad

      from Smithers BC

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Extra Size Weight
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

        Appreciate the extra size & weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice coin

        By Mio

        from Bainsville On.

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

        I'm a retired railroader and love to collect railroad memorabilia. A nice piece to have.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent Design

        By SNall

        from Irving, TX

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great detail
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

            The coin has a great detail and excellent design. Love this coin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great Quality, Not So Great Price

            By Ropeadope

            from Toronto

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

              Beautiful Design. Great size format allows for lots of detail. Way overpriced based on bullion value.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gets noticed

              By Erin

              from Calgary, AB

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

                Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                I dig the 2oz. size, and it seems to be focused on Canadian engineering, like the Vickers gun, and art coins that give you lots to look at. These are just great because it gives a size that can feature the details clearly and accurately.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                awesome gifts

                By daddy-o

                from saint John nb

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child
                  • Holiday Gift

                  Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                  Looking for a awesome gift so i thought this would be a good idea to buy for someone

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The iron Horse....a Powerful Locomotive

                  By Silver Horse

                  from Winnipeg, Manitoba

                  About Me Collector of Unique Coins

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Stunning Perspective

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Almost Certain Sell Out
                  • Good investment coin

                  Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                  With the current low price of silver, more careful discretion has been going into purchasing only coins that are true quality. This coin falls into this category. The 2 ounce size allows great detail to go into the locomotive and the trellis bridge. The artist nailed the perspective in this coin and it looks very much in correct proportion. The coin is considerably more impressive when viewed in person. Expensive ....but a true quality piece of Canadiana artistry in silver. In my opinion, a sensible purchase.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A Beautiful Coin

                  By Don

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult
                    • Holiday Gift
                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                    Nicely designed. Glad to have it in my collection.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW

                    By Boxcar292

                    from Snellville, Georia

                    About Me A Cut Above, Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven, Retired Railroad Man

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Best I Have Seen
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Quality
                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Just For Self

                      Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 5000 (2014):

                      I can find nothing to dislike the coin is excellent. I think the railroad theme will work for those that collect for profit or some thing to leave the grandchildren. Years down the road the grandchildren and their children will ask questions like, what did people do with train. You mint did a whopping good job!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.140578
                      • Mintage5,000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 62.67
                      • Diameter (mm) 54
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value30 dollars
                      • ArtistJoel Kimmel (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)