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

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

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$229.95 CAD
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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Specifications

  • No.150180

Proof dollar

  • Composition99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistYves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

2 dollars

  • Composition99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 9
  • Diameter (mm) 28
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

1 dollar

  • Composition99.99% pure silver, gold plated
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.9
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

50 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 9.25
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 2.45
  • Diameter (mm) 18.05
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 5.4
  • Diameter (mm) 21.2
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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