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2015 $20 The Canadian Home Front - Transcontinental Railroad (No Tax)

2015 $20 The Canadian Home Front - Transcontinental Railroad (No Tax)

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2015 Canada $20 The Canadian Home Front - Transcontinental Railroad Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 144429

This fine silver coin pays tribute to the railways of Canada and their contributions to the war effort between 1914 and 1918. As the steel and timber arteries of a young nation, Canada's railways played a vital role on the home front during the First World War by transporting goods and supplies that were vital to the wartime economy and Canada's allies overseas. And as Canadians heeded the call of duty sent out on August 6, 1914, so too did the railways; they would be used extensively to transport thousands of enlisted Canadians on their journey to Europe's battlefields, and would bring returning soldiers home again in 1918.

Item Number: 144429
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 7,500
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
• The first coin in the Canadian Home Front 4-coin series, which highlights the war effort on the Canadian home front across the country. Coins will be launched once every quarter, starting in March 2015 and finishing in the first quarter of 2016.
• Each coin in the series features a beautifully engraved map element to provide geographical context to the theme.
• This fine silver coin proudly commemorates the important role played by Canada's railway systems during the First World War.
• Exceptionally detailed engraving and beautiful finishes come together in this intricate design that features a 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotive pulling passenger cars filled with Canadian soldiers.
• A striking collectible for commemorators, and an impressive addition to any Canadian history-themed collection.

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