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

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

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$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 12,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

LOWERED MINTAGE! Only 12,500 sets available this year, a lower mintage than previous!

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 here in 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.

A perfect gift to start a young person's joy of coin collecting! Order yours today!

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.

Packaging:

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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Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set – 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable (2016)
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (57)
  • Mint condition (49)
  • Detailed (48)
  • Authentic (33)
  • Rare (7)

Cons

  • Common (7)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (48)
  • Memorabilia (36)
  • Adults (35)
  • Lifetime (28)
  • Teenagers (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (52), Grandparent (33), Parent of two or more children (14), Education oriented (7), Working parent (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (20)

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5.0

TINY-ONTARIO

By TINY

from ONTARIO CAN.

About Me Collector

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults

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

    VERY NICE QUALITY. I ESPECALLY LIKE THE DISPLAY

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Great detail and colour.

    By Dan

    from Calgary

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby
      • Memorabilia

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

      Great for my collection.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Displays very well

      By Dan

      from Western Canada

      About Me Collector, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Hobby
        • Memorabilia

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

        Great for gift or your own personal display to enjoy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        would I but this again

        By john

        from sudbury ontario

        About Me Collector, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

        • 4 month delay in shipping
        • was not able to make purchase through website

        Best Uses

        • Hobby

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

        collection for children since their birth

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        NICE PROOF SET

        By Gary

        from Whitby Ontario

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Lifetime
          • Memorabilia

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

          GREAT FOR THE COLLECTOR

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Still (maybe forever) a novice collector

          from Ontario, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Older Children
            • Teens

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

            Another great addition to my proof sets. I like the historical attribute.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Beautiful

            By Lori

            from Winnipeg

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hobby

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

              This is a beautifully detailed set.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Liked the set and its packing

              By Dee

              from Grande Prairie, AB

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Memorabilia

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

                Put on display in our Chinacabnet

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                extremely fine products

                By thevet

                from Kingston, Ontario

                About Me Collector, Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lifetime

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

                  Have been buying for my children for many years

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A real treasure

                  By F

                  from Redbridge, Ontario

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Multiples (Twins etc), Retiree

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults

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

                    I am carrying on a tradition of giving my husband a silver dollar every year for his birthday. The tradition actually started with my grandmother. When my mother first went on a date with my future father, her mother gave her a silver dollar for cab fare in case he left her stranded somewhere! Of course, he didn't leaver her stranded. They were married for 44 years before my dad died. Mom kept that silver dollar and passed it on to me. And I have given my husband a silver dollar every year for the 28 years we have been together so far.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    • Q:

                      Does the price of $99.95 CAD cover the whole set?
                      Asked on 9/25/2016 by none from Scarborough, Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes all coins pictured are included in this set.

                        Answered on 9/26/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Will this silver dollar be available for purchase on its own without the set?
                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 5/30/2016 by Terry from London, ON

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Sorry, this silver dollar is only available in this set.

                        Answered on 6/6/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Hello,
                      I just want to ask for the shipping. Is it Aug. 1, 2016?

                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 5/22/2016 by Mike the collector

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        That is correct.

                        Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Was the vessel capable of being propelled by wind as well as steam and therefore the masting, or was the masting and associated rigging for use in cable laying?
                      Asked on 4/12/2016 by Ross from Mississauga, Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Great question Ross! According to our historical expert, the ship was outfitted from the beginning with sails, which were intended for auxiliary propulsion rather than for handing the cable per se.

                        Answered on 5/5/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Why is tax charged on this item ?
                      Asked on 4/11/2016 by HJJ from Picton, Ontario Canada

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thank you for your question. Only the Silver dollar is pure silver, however, the item as a whole is not and therefore must be charged applicable sales taxes.

                        Answered on 4/15/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Hello,

                      Regarding the shipping status on the Special Edition Proof Set: it currently states that shipping starts on 09-05-2016.
                      I wanted to clarify whether that is September 5th, 2016 or May 9th, 2016 ?
                      Asked on 4/10/2016 by Jeff from Windsor, ON

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        june 26.

                        Answered on 5/21/2016 by wq from ohio
                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Jeff,

                        Its May 9th, 2016.

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

                      Hi,
                      I have been collecting proof sets for many years now but stopped for a few years when I lost my job and times got tough.
                      I have started purchasing from the Mint again but am unable to find proof sets for the years 2013, 2014, and 2015.
                      Are you able to direct me to a coin dealer that would have these sets in stock please?
                      Regards,
                      Adriano Ugolini
                      Asked on 4/9/2016 by Adrian from Mascouche, Quebec

                      3 answers

                      • A:

                        Hello, try at a post office. We typically have older sets still in stock, and if not can search the inventory of other offices. Good luck.

                        Answered on 5/26/2016 by Galaxy from Thessalon, ON
                      • A:

                        try www.jandm.com

                        Answered on 5/8/2016 by anonymous from lenoir nc usa
                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Adriano,

                        We recommend you try visiting one of our official coin dealers to find proof sets from previous years. You can find a complete list of the dealers we work with on our website here: http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/dealer-locator-1400026#.VxeasEwrJhE

                        Answered on 4/20/2016 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.151850

                    Proof dollar

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

                    2 dollars

                    • Composition outer ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: brass-plated aluminum bronze
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 6.99
                    • Diameter (mm) 28
                    • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                    • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                    1 dollar

                    • Composition three-ply brass finish plated steel
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 6.27
                    • Diameter (mm) 26.5
                    • Edgeplain
                    • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                    50 cents

                    • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 6.9
                    • Diameter (mm) 27.13
                    • Edgereeded
                    • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                    25 cents

                    • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 4.4
                    • Diameter (mm) 23.88
                    • Edgereeded
                    • ArtistEmmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                    10 cents

                    • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 1.75
                    • Diameter (mm) 18.03
                    • Edgereeded
                    • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                    5 cents

                    • Composition three-ply nickel finish plated steel
                    • Finish proof
                    • Weight (g) 3.95
                    • Diameter (mm) 21.2
                    • Edgeplain
                    • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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