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

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)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 12,500
Starts shipping on 17-10-2016
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 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (48)
  • Mint condition (42)
  • Detailed (40)
  • Authentic (28)
  • Rare (7)

Cons

  • Common (7)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (43)
  • Memorabilia (32)
  • Adults (31)
  • Lifetime (26)
  • Teenagers (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (46), Grandparent (30), Parent of two or more children (14), Education oriented (7), Working parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), Yes (18)

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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
     
    4.0

    Very nice set

    By Allan the collector

    from Regina, Sask

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

    • Common

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby

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

    Very nice commerative set.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I like this gift pack!

    By Gigi

    from Edmonton, AB

    About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Displays Well
    • Good Design
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

    • Common

    Best Uses

    • Hobby
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia

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

    I agree this is a perfect gift to start a young person's joy of coin collecting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Very nice

    By Kool

    from New Brunswick

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Displays Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby

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

      It is a gift

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Beautiful set

      By John

      from Hamilton, ON

      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):

        Another nice set for the collection.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Pathetic

        By J A-Z

        from Calgary

        About Me Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Detailed

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Hobby

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

        Too many with variations

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        good stuff

        By larry

        from Kamloops BC Canada

        About Me Collector, Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • 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):

          goes well with the rest of our past purchases

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          special edition Silver Dollar Proof Set - Transatlantic

          By Chuck

          from Wadsworth, Ohio, USA

          About Me Grandparent

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          Pros

          • Mint Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Older Children
            • Young Children

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

            Absolutely beautiful. Glad I ordered this set.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            first time buyer

            By rambo

            from usa texas

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

            • Common

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime

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

            trying to protect my retirement

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            VERY IMPRESSIVE; I RECOMMEND IT'S PURCHASE

            By GUS

            from INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detailed
            • Happy Emoji
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            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Lifetime

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

              I GIVE THESE COINS TO MY DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW TO ADD TO THEIR EXTENSIVE PROOF UNITED STATES SILVER AND GOLD COLLECTION.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              7 Questions | 10 Answers
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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)