Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015)

Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015)

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Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015)

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$29.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only

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Ghosts, unexplained events and hauntings… there is no shortage of these stories from across Canada. Many have been told and retold so often that fact and fiction are nearly indistinguishable from one another. Canadians of all ages delight in sharing these tales of life and death, of love and tragedy, and of duty and devotion—including the haunting story of the headless brakeman, as retold by this second coin in the Haunted Canada series of lenticular coins.

A beautiful gift for those who love both ghost stories and tragic love stories, and a great addition to any specialty coin collection. Don't miss out, order yours today!

Special features:
  • The second in the Royal Canadian Mint's Haunted Canada series of coins, which brings to life some of Canada's legendary ghost stories.
  • The lenticular design retells the chilling tale of Vancouver's headless brakeman; by tilting the coin from side to side, the ghostly apparition of the brakeman is seen in great detail before the light from the lantern suddenly goes out, leaving the viewer alone in the dark train tunnel with this eerie, shadowy presence.
  • The first coin in the series proved to be very popular with collectors, and this coin will likely be just as sought-after.
  • A thrilling and original gift for those who enjoy a good ghost story.
  • An affordable way to introduce a young person to the excitement of coin collecting.

About the Design:
Its reverse design features spectacular lenticular technology that masterfully tells the chilling tale of Vancouver's headless brakeman. In one image, the dark train tunnel is suddenly illuminated by the bright glow of a lantern as an otherworldly figure emerges before the viewer, dressed in a railway uniform from 1928. Chillingly, the brakeman appears without a head, with two small, glowing orbs that create the illusion of eyes peering out towards the viewer. When the coin is tilted to the other side, the light suddenly goes out, leaving the viewer alone in the darkness with this shadowy presence, as the ill-fated brakeman continues his eternal walk along the train tracks.

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

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Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (19)
  • Detailed (17)
  • Authentic (16)
  • Mint condition (10)
  • Rare (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hobby (16)
  • Adults (12)
  • Teenagers (10)
  • Memorabilia (8)
  • Older children (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (19), Parent of two or more children (8), Grandparent (6), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (7)

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5.0

I would buy this coin again its cool.

By gitar59

from canada

About Me Grandparent

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia

    Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

    I love the way its eye move, the coin is awsome.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    A fun spooky coin

    By empty pockets

    from ont

    About Me Collector

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

      Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

      A fun collectable coin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Trick or Treat from RCM !

      By PackerBackerHen

      from Mercer, Wisconsin. USA

      About Me A Canadian By Heart, Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • A Great Add
      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition
      • Rare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Everyone
        • Halloween Display
        • Hobby

        Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

        A real treat for Halloween Enthusiasts worldwide !
        I ordered two coins. One for me and the other as a gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy again if this is a series of coins

        By Not into nicknames

        from Vancouver, B.C.

        About Me Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Detailed

        Cons

        • Common

        Best Uses

        • Hobby

        Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

        Collecting certain coins

         
        5.0

        Awesome Coin

        By CapeCodJay

        from Cape Cod, Ma

        About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Hobby
          • Teens

          Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

          Brakeman coin is cool. Turn the coin and light goes on/off shoows his head, then no head..Son loves coins and really loves this one!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Really neat!

          By Slugger

          from Etobicoke On.

          About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition
          • Rare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Memorabilia
            • Teens

            Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

            This coin is very meanful to me as I had family that worked on the railwai!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice coin

            By Jayjay

            from Calgary

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition
            • Rare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lifetime

              Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

              I purchased 4 coins. 3 will be a gift to my children and 1 for myself
              I can't wait to see the next hologram coin

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Early Heritage of Family Ancestry

              By GGG

              from Delhi Ontario Canada.

              About Me Collector

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Rare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Memorabilia

                Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

                I can picture my Great Grandfather swinging the lamp. Now a treasure to pass on.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Haunted Canada Brakeman coin

                By ShelleyV

                from Saskatchewan

                About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition
                • Rare
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Halloween Enthusiast
                  • Hobby
                  • Memorabilia
                  • Older Children
                  • Teens

                  Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

                  I love Halloween and these Haunted series coins are my favourite

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Dark coin. and my new favourite

                  By kaoskev

                  from Saskatoon, SK

                  About Me Collector

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Displays Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Hobby
                    • Memorabilia
                    • Older Children
                    • Teens

                    Comments about Haunted Canada: Brakeman (2015):

                    This is a morbid design and spooky. I am very happy with it, and I think it surpassed my Superman coins as far as personal favourites. I liked it so much, I bought two. Thanks for creating.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                      Good morning wil this coin be available in Niagara Falss or Niagara area?
                      Asked on 12/12/2015 by Kate from Niagara Falls On

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                    • Q:

                      The mint site shows this being shipped in a box - the one I purchased was with a stamp and packaged differently - are there 2 different items with the mint?
                      Asked on 12/11/2015 by Virginia from Guelph Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Virginia ... this coin was packaged with a stamp and sold through Canada Post. we only sell this coin as a single without the stamp.

                        Answered on 12/14/2015 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.146941
                    • Mintage15,000
                    • Compositionmonoply nickel plated steel
                    • Finishspecimen
                    • Weight (g)
                    • Diameter (mm) 35
                    • Edgeplain
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value25 cents
                    • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)