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2009 Canada $20 Coal Mining Trade Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

2009 Canada $20 Coal Mining Trade Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

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2009 Canada $20 Coal Mining Trade Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

In Canada, it was the late 1600's when the reserves of coal along the east coast first came to light. Visible in the outcroppings of cliffs along the shoreline, the valuable fuel source was easy pickings for the French military and early settlers.

Authorities soon realized a potential source of wealth lay in the ground beneath them and opened the first commercial coal mine in 1720 in Port Morien (Cow Bay) in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia). Four years later, coal was shipped to Boston; the first recorded mineral export from Canada. By 1873, there were eight coal companies operating in the region. Theirs were some of the most extensive mining operations in the world.

Coal was the economic fuel of many communities - the prosperity of town and mine linked directly to each other as company stores and housing quickly disappeared when the coal ran out. From east to west, scenarios like this played out wherever coal was being harvested from the ground. Although production in Ontario and Quebec was limited, it was Nova Scotian coal that fuelled their industrial development for almost a century.

Item number: 103729
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof

Special Features:
Second issue in the Historical Commerce Collection of fine silver coins. Silver rendition of the engraved Gold Design. Handcrafted artistry and cutting-edge craftsmanship ensure ultra-crisp definition and relief. A remarkable tribute to a founding industry that has shaped countless communities across North America.

Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
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