The Royal Canadian Mint sought to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable with the utterly stunning and absolutely magnificent 2016 Proof $20 Canadian 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable Silver Coin. It revolutionized communications while transforming Newfoundland into an international communication hub. Right now, you can own your very own when you purchase it online today from Provident Metals.
Telegraphy had sped up communication over land, yet oceans still stood as immense, silent barriersthat is, until the successful completion of a permanent transatlantic telegraph cable on
July 27, 1866. This watershed moment finally provided an enduring communication link between the Old World and the New, and made Newfoundland a vital gateway to a world that had suddenly become more accessible! The Royal Canadian Mint sought to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable!
For the obverse of the coin, you will be treated to the standard, prestigious design curated by Susanna Blunt of Queen Elizabeth.
Designed by Canadian marine artist Yves Brub, the reverse features a starboard side view of
S.S.Great Easternas the iron steamship triumphantly rests in the harbor of Hearts Content, Newfoundland. Painstakingly engraved in exceptional detail, theGreat Easterneasily 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, signaling the end of one journey for the crew after spending weeks laying the transatlantic cable along the North Atlantic seabed. This historic cable linking Hearts Content to Valentia Island, Ireland, is illustrated on the map element that fills reverses lower portion. Fittingly, the cable itself is represented on the map.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Designer (Reverse)||Yves Bérubé|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||.75 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||150th Anniversary Transatlantic Cable|
|Packaging Dimensions||3 x 3 x 1.6|