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2020 Canada $30 SS Keewatin Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

2020 Canada $30 SS Keewatin Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)


 
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2020 Canada $30 SS Keewatin Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

Five years older than Titanic, SS Keewatin was built in 1907 in Govan, Scotland, in the same Edwardian-era tradition—and with a similar focus on luxury, comfort, and class—as the famous ocean liner.

After crossing the Atlantic, Keewatin entered service in 1908 as part of CPR's Upper Great Lakes fleet. And for more than 50 seasons, her lake route was the two-and-a-half-day run from her home port of Port McNicoll, Ont., to another key CPR terminal, Port Arthur/Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ont. But as freight transportation shifted to planes, trains and automobiles, the "Kee" was focused on transporting tourists as part of the CPR trans-Canada train/boat experience, "The Canadian". She was eventually retired on November 28, 1965.

"The last Edwardian steamer delivered tens of thousands of immigrants, moved troops in both World Wars and introduced tourism to the Canadian North and West. Her design has been praised by Frank Lloyd Wright, immortalized in movies and TV shows, and she still attracts media attention today. Restored to full glory, she is an indisputable Canadian treasure and continues to serve as a living history experience in Port McNicoll, Ont." Eric Conroy: President/CEO, Friends of Keewatin.

Doomed to be scrapped, Keewatin was saved when a historian purchased her in 1967 and towed her to Lake Kalamazoo, where she served as a maritime museum. In 2011, the Friends of Keewatin acquired the historic ship, and in 2012, this grand lady came home once more.

Specifications:
Item Number: 177640
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Mintage: 3000
Weight: 62.69 g
Diameter: 50 mm
Face Value: $30
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
• Dual-sided design: The obverse shows the reverse design – and SS Keewatin – from a different perspective: the reverse shows the bow while the obverse is a view of the stern.
• Beautiful art, fascinating history: An elegant tribute to SS Keewatin, a historic CPR passenger steamship that plied the waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior between 1908 and 1965.
• Finely detailed: From the escutcheon (stern) to the raised anchor, this design features a wealth of fine details that may only reveal themselves with repeat viewings.

Packaging:
Black clamshell with black beauty box.

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