2 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Grand Trunk Pacific Railway - Mintage: 300 (2014)
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2 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 300 (2014)

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2 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Grand Trunk Pacific Railway – Mintage: 300 (2014)

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$5,199.95 CAD
Mintage: 300
STATUS:
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 gold 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 gold coin has a diameter of 42 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 62.34 grams and is GST/HST exempt.
•   Features a finely engraved commemorative design in a rare 2-ounce format with an uncommon 250-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 300 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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Specifications

  • No.134537
  • Mintage300
  • Composition99.99 % pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.34
  • Diameter (mm) 42
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value250 dollars
  • ArtistJoel Kimmel (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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