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2016 $20 Proof Canadian 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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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.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives with a gorgeous box to protect the coins condition!
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Special Anniversary series!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Bears a face value of $20 dollars which remains fully and legally backed by the federal government of Canada.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
  • Linking one continent to the other, the telegraph cable route itself is represented on the reverse side of your coin.

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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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Diameter 36.07 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $1 CAD
Country Canada
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Designer (Reverse) Yves Bérubé
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 20,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
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
Provident ID 3906263