2016 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable Pure Silver Proof Set. Every coin is struck in fine silver (99.99% pure)! All coins offered in this listing are unsearched!
All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - We do not sell'second-hand' coins from unreliable and potentially fraudulent/counterfeit sources. This all changed 150 years ago when a transatlantic cable was laid across the ocean to connect Valentia Island, Ireland, with Hearts Content in Newfoundland. The ambitious plan was inspired by a submerged cable that had begun transmitting telegraph messages across the English Channel in the early 1850s, and this prompted industry to set its sights on the great divide of the Atlantic Ocean.
After numerous attempts starting in 1857, success finally came on July 27, 1866. The massive steamship, the S.Great Eastern , arrived in Newfoundlands Trinity Bay, where the historic cable was pulled to shore at Hearts Content. Suddenly, breaking news could be transmitted in a fraction of the two-week timeframe it took ships to cross the sea.
It was an achievement that fundamentally changed the way the people perceived the world, and ultimately paved the way toward the global communications of the 21st century. Each year it honors a different historical event for Canada and the world. This premium Proof Sets features include. Beautifully presented in a genuine leather book-style that offers an elegant way to proudly showcase this coin set. THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF COLLECTOR SETS!
The 99.99% pure silver proof dollar with stunning gold plating makes this the crème de la crème of collector sets. AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN THIS SET! The gold plated 99.99% pure silver proof dollar only available in this set showcases the glistening waters of Trinity Bay and a unique filigree area at top, adding a striking contrast to the engraved silver reverse.
In addition to the gold-plated silver dollar, the 99.99% silver loonie and 99.99% silver toonie feature gold plating. INCLUDES THE RARE 50-CENT COIN!
Features Canada's Coat of Arms in 99.99% pure silver! A HISTORIC TURNING POINT THAT HELPED SHAPE OUR MODERN WORLD! The timeless design on the silver dollar in this set 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, the engraved depiction on the silver dollar, of S.Great Eastern in Hearts 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 this silver dollar coin. Our Canadian customers pay no GST/HST. Designed by Canadian marine artist Yves Bérubé, the proof silver dollar coin features a starboard side view of S. Great Eastern as the iron steamship triumphantly rests in the harbour of Hearts Content, Newfoundland. Painstakingly engraved in exceptional detail, the Great Eastern easily dwarfs a local gaff-rigged fishing boat (known as a Jack Boat) off her bow, while her four funnels and six masts rise up to fill the upper portion of the reverse. In the background, the picturesque fishing village and the rolling hills that surround Trinity Bay are a welcome sight, signalling the end of one journey for the crew after spending weeks laying the transatlantic cable along the North Atlantic seabed. This historic cable linking Hearts Content to Valentia Island, Ireland, is illustrated on the map element that fills reverses lower portion. Fittingly, the cable itself is represented on the map. This set includes a numbered certificate with detailed coin specifications - proof of ownership for this low mintage premium Proof Set and evidence that each coin has been individually inspected by the Mints resident quality assurance specialists. This fine silver proof set comes in an elegant genuine leather book-style packaging that complements these beautiful coins. Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating.
Artists - Yves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Composition 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core. Artists - Brent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Composition 99.99% pure silver, gold plated. Artists - Robert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).
Composition 99.99% pure silver. Artist - Thomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Artists - Emmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Artists - Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).
Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc.
When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered.Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2016 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable Pure Silver & Gold Proof Set" is in sale since Thursday, January 21, 2016.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Proof/Prooflike Sets". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.