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2016 Canada Transatlantic Cable Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar (No Tax)

2016 Canada Transatlantic Cable Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar (No Tax)

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2016 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable Proof Silver Dollar (TAX Exempt) 149997

On July 27, 1866, a new era of global communication began as S.S. Great Eastern steamed into Heart's Content, Newfoundland, to complete a link that could relay messages quickly between the Old World and the New. This fine silver proof dollar commemorates the 150th anniversary of that transatlantic telegraph cable, which revolutionized communications while transforming Newfoundland into an international communication hub.

Item Number: 149997
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage; 20,000
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- A proud tradition continues with the 57th issue of the popular collectible! The proof dollar is a time-honoured, numismatic tradition and has been among the Royal Canadian Mint's best-selling coins every year since 1937!
- A historic turning point that helped shape our modern world! The timeless design commemorates the 150th anniversary of the transatlantic cable, which ushered in a new era and transformed Newfoundland into a global communications hub.
- History meets artistry through skillful rendering! With a strong emphasis on historical accuracy, this engraved depiction of S.S. Great Eastern in Heart's Content, Newfoundland is magnificently detailed and stands as a testament to the expert skill and craftsmanship of Royal Canadian Mint engravers.
- Powerfully symbolic: Linking one continent to the other, the telegraph cable route itself is represented on the reverse.

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