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Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016)

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Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016)

$229.95 CAD

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Mintage: 20,000
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Amongst our best sellers since 1937! Every coin is struck in fine silver (99.99% pure)!

Today, the world is at our fingertips, with every corner of the globe merely a click away. But there was a time when news could travel only as fast as the person, horse or ship that was carrying it, and it took weeks, months or even years to be relayed.

This all changed 150 years ago when a transatlantic cable was laid across the ocean to connect Valentia Island, Ireland, with Heart’s Content in Newfoundland. The ambitious plan was inspired by a submerged cable that had begun transmitting telegraph messages across the English Channel in the early 1850s, and this prompted industry to set its sights on the great divide of the Atlantic Ocean.

After numerous attempts starting in 1857, success finally came on July 27, 1866, when the massive steamship, the S.S. Great Eastern, arrived in Newfoundland’s Trinity Bay where the historic cable was pulled to shore at Heart’s Content.

Suddenly, breaking news could be transmitted in a fraction of the two-week timeframe it took ships to cross the sea. It was an achievement that fundamentally changed the way the people perceived the world, and ultimately paved the way toward the global communications of the 21st century.

Your coin set is among our best-sellers every year since 1937. Continue the tradition and order your coin set today!

Your premium Proof Set features include:
  • GENUINE LEATHER BOOK-STYLE! Beautifully presented in a genuine leather book-style that offers an elegant way to proudly showcase your coin.
  • THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF COLLECTOR SETS! The 99.99% pure silver proof dollar with stunning gold plating makes this the crème de la crème of collector sets.
  • AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN THIS SET! The gold plated 99.99% pure silver proof dollar only available in this set showcases the glistening waters of Trinity Bay and a unique filigree area at top, adding a striking contrast to the engraved silver reverse. A MUST HAVE!
  • GOLD PLATING! In addition to the gold-plated silver dollar, the 99.99% silver loonie and 99.99% silver toonie feature gold plating.
  • INCLUDES THE RARE 50-CENT COIN! Features Canada's Coat of Arms in 99.99% pure silver!
  • A HISTORIC TURNING POINT THAT HELPED SHAPE OUR MODERN WORLD! The timeless design on your silver dollar 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, the engraved depiction on your silver dollar 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 your silver dollar coin.
  • NO GST/HST! You pay no GST/HST and with only 20,000 sets worldwide, this collection will sell quickly. Order yours today!

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian marine artist Yves Bérubé, your proof silver dollar coin features a starboard side view of S.S. Great Eastern as the iron steamship triumphantly rests in the harbour of Heart’s Content, Newfoundland. Painstakingly engraved in exceptional detail, the Great Eastern easily dwarfs a local gaff-rigged fishing boat (known as a Jack Boat) off her bow, while her four funnels and six masts rise up to fill the upper portion of the reverse. In the background, the picturesque fishing village and the rolling hills that surround Trinity Bay are a welcome sight, signalling the end of one journey for the crew after spending weeks laying the transatlantic cable along the North Atlantic seabed. This historic cable linking Heart’s Content to Valentia Island, Ireland, is illustrated on the map element that fills reverse’s lower portion. Fittingly, the cable itself is represented on the map.

About the Package:
Your set will include a numbered certificate with detailed coin specifications—your proof of ownership for this low mintage premium Proof Set and evidence that each coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists  

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

Order your fine silver coin set today!

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Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016)
 
4.8

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (66)
  • Great quality (56)
  • Unique (35)
  • Good value (31)
  • One of A kind (31)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (19)

Best Uses

  • Gift (23)
  • Special occasion (17)
  • Gift for child (10)
  • Holiday gift (7)
  • Wedding gift (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (60), Budget shopper (15), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67), Yes (10)

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5.0

This is a super coin set

By 613grandma

from Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

    New Part of my collection

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    150 silver proof set

    By Geno

    from Edmonton

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

      Nice set

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      2016 Pure Silver Proof Set

      By Bill;

      from new york

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

          My own collection, and for my two sons.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful set

          By The Egg Man

          from Nova Scotia

          About Me Casual Collector

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display Case
            • Gift For Adult
            • Personal Collection

            Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

            Attractive set, especially for those who prefer items that reflect coinage in common usage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            VERY NICE

            By Pete

            from Shanghai, China

            Pros

            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                Very Nice set......I am glad I bought 2.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                beautiful set of colns

                By Kobra

                from fl.

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great Addition For My Col

                  Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                  this proof set will be a really nice addition to my collection

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Another beautiful proof set

                  By Jim the Techie

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Quality

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

                  Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                  I buy the proof set every year. The set is beautiful as in every year. I am puzzled though why the mint opts to now produce two different proof sets. I purchased this one because all coins are silver as opposed to the other proof set where only the dollar is silver.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Don't judge a book by its cover

                  By copilu

                  from ca

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Quality

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                  a good present

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very expensive

                  By Marie

                  from Ontario

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Historicalgeographic, Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Atlantic Cable History
                  • Gift For Child
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                  This was a gift for my new granddaughter. I trust the coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the successful laying of the Atlantic cable will give her incentive to learn the history of communication before the internet.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  great coins

                  By lesmithknives

                  from IRON GATE VA.

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016):

                      My colection

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        What material is used for the lining of this and your mint sets? (80's, 90's and beyond)
                        Asked on 12/27/2016 by Ken from BC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          It is velour.

                          Answered on 1/20/2017 by Anonymous from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        How do you find out how many of the 20,000 sets have been sold?
                        Asked on 12/15/2016 by QuinnCO from Ottawa,ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi QuinnCO,

                          Although we do not disclose the exact number of units sold this Pure Silver Proof Set is well on its way to a sell out. Our annual Pure Silver Proof Set sells out nearly every year.

                          Answered on 12/16/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Thank you for the answer about whether the dies used to strike the coins in the pure silver proof set are later used to strike circulation coins. Now I understand that the dies are dedicated to striking proofs.

                        I have a follow up question - is the same master punch used to make the dies for proof and circulation coins? What I'm getting at is whether the orignal artwork is the same for both, although of course it would be reproduced more precisely on the proofs.
                        Asked on 9/20/2016 by Chris from Ottawa, ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The same master punch is used for numismatic and circulation on occasion, but not every time. There are differences in the way each metal flows in striking, and so the decision is made based on the specific design and striking requirements for each design and blank. The original two-dimensional artwork would be identical for both circulation and numismatic coins.

                          Answered on 9/22/2016 by Josh (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Are the dies used to strike the coins in the pure silver proof set later used to strike circulation coins?
                        Asked on 9/17/2016 by Chris from Ottawa, ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No. Numismatic silver coins are manufactured at our facility in Ottawa using different equipment than the circulation coins manufactured in Winnipeg.

                          Answered on 9/20/2016 by Josh (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Pure Silver Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016)
                        Are there mint marks on the obverse? One obverse has a "P", another obverse has a "m" with a Maple Leaf on top of it.
                        Asked on 7/30/2016 by Senior Chief from White Bear Township, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The 25, 10, and 5 cent coins include a mint mark (the M with a leaf). The P found on the obverse of the $1 coin indicates that the coin has been plated (it is a silver coin fully plated gold).

                          Answered on 8/18/2016 by Josh (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Are the other coins in the set sterling silver?
                        Asked on 4/11/2016 by Ed from Calgary, Alberta

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Ed,

                          All coins are 99.99% pure silver, which actually has a higher silver content than sterling silver which is only 92.5% pure.

                          Answered on 4/12/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        How do I make the two equal payments selection online ,
                        I don't see it in the billing or submit section.
                        Asked on 2/14/2016 by Larry from Brampton, On

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question. This option is only available via a computer, that is, not a mobile device or tablet. If you are using a computer (desktop, laptop), and do not see the option, then the option might be blocked by your firewall or security settings.

                          Answered on 2/17/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Is there any stamp, date or design embossed on the front genuine leather book-style case as well the spine of the case ?.
                        Asked on 2/7/2016 by Ampy from Kitchener, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Ampy,

                          There is a date on the spine and the Mint logo in gold foil on the front cover. We'll get the photos updated to include the packaging.

                          Answered on 2/8/2016 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        can i get 2016 proof set without the gold
                        Asked on 1/31/2016 by none from hamilton ont

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Mintage Amount
                        Asked on 1/26/2016 by KENSILVER from Winnipeg.MB

                        2 answers

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question. The mintage for this product is 20,000.

                          Answered on 2/5/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The mintage is 20,000.

                          Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
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                      Specifications

                      • No.150180

                      Proof dollar

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 23.17
                      • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistYves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      2 dollars

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 9
                      • Diameter (mm) 28
                      • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                      • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      1 dollar

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver, gold plated
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 7.9
                      • Diameter (mm) 26.5
                      • Edgeplain
                      • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      50 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 9.25
                      • Diameter (mm) 27.13
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      25 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 6
                      • Diameter (mm) 23.88
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistEmmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      10 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 2.45
                      • Diameter (mm) 18.05
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      5 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 5.4
                      • Diameter (mm) 21.2
                      • Edgeplain
                      • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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