2016 Canada Silver Special Edition Transatlantic Cable Proof Set

2016 Canada Silver Special Edition Transatlantic Cable Proof Set

On July 27, 1866, a new era of global communication began as the 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 hub.

Set Highlights:

  • Contains 23 grams (2/3 oz) of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Beautifully presented in a maroon book-style packaging.
  • The commemorative proof dollar is only available in this set.
  • Obverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Starboard side view of the S.S. Great Eastern as the iron steamship triumphantly rests in the harbor of Heart’s Content, Newfoundland. In the background, the picturesque fishing village and the rolling hills that surround Trinity Bay are a welcome sight, signaling the end of one journey for the crew after spending weeks laying the transatlantic cable along the North Atlantic seabed.

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