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2001 Canada $5 Marconi - Anniversary of the 1st Wireless Transmission

2001 Canada $5 Marconi Set Wireless


 
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2001 Canada $5 100th Anniversary of the 1st Wireless Transmission Coin (2nd Coin Great Britain Issue) with Set - Marconi

100th anniversary of the first wireless transmission five dollar coin, 1901-2001. On December 12th, 1901, Guglieimo Marconi (1874-1937) successfully transmitted the first wireless message across the Atlantic from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Signal Hill in St. John's Newfoundland. Issued to commemorate this anniversary the Royal Canadian Mint in conjunction with the Royal Mint

Specifications:
Composition: .925% silver, .075% copper,
Cameo: 24-karat gold plate .925% silver, .075% copper
Outer Circle: 22-karat gold plate
Weight: 16.96 grams
Diameter: 28.40mm
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 15,011

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