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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)

Archived
$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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Reviews

TINY-ONTARIO

5

VERY NICE QUALITY. I ESPECALLY LIKE THE DISPLAY

TINY

ONTARIO CAN.

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Great detail and colour.

4

Great for my collection.

Dan

Calgary

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Displays very well

4

Great for gift or your own personal display to enjoy.

Dan

Western Canada

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would I but this again

5

collection for children since their birth

john

sudbury ontario

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NICE PROOF SET

5

GREAT FOR THE COLLECTOR

Gary

Whitby Ontario

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Awesome

5

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

Still (maybe forever) a novice collector

Ontario, Canada

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Beautiful

5

This is a beautifully detailed set.

Lori

Winnipeg

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Liked the set and its packing

5

Put on display in our Chinacabnet

Dee

Grande Prairie, AB

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extremely fine products

4

Have been buying for my children for many years

thevet

Kingston, Ontario

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A real treasure

5

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.

F

Redbridge, Ontario

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

4.6 77

95.9

Does the price of $99.95 CAD cover the whole set?

none

Yes all coins pictured are included in this set.

Anonymous

Will this silver dollar be available for purchase on its own without the set? Thank you.

Terry

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

Anonymous

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

Mike the collector

That is correct.

Anonymous

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?

Ross

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.

Anonymous

Why is tax charged on this item ?

HJJ

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.

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 ?

Jeff

june 26.

wq

Hi Jeff, Its May 9th, 2016.

Anonymous

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

Adrian

try www.jandm.com

anonymous

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.

Galaxy

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

Specifications

  • No.151850

Proof dollar

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

2 dollars

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

1 dollar

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

50 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 6.9
  • Diameter (mm) 27.13
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

25 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 4.4
  • Diameter (mm) 23.88
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

10 cents

  • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 1.75
  • Diameter (mm) 18.03
  • Edgereeded
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

5 cents

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

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