This year’s Double Dollar Proof Set is struck completely in 99.99% pure silver and features a 24-karat gold-plated silver dollar (available only in this set) celebrating. The 150th anniversary of the laying of the Transatlantic Cable between Ireland (Great Britain) and Newfoundland by the huge steamship. On July 27, 1866, a new era of global communications began as the huge steamship. Steamed into Hearts Content, Newfoundland, to complete a link that could relay messages quickly between the Old World and the New World. This pure silver proof dollar commemorates the 150th anniversary of that transatlantic telegraph cable, which revolutionized communications while transforming Newfoundland into an international hub of electric transmissions. All this makes the 2016 gold-plated edition of the low-mintage. Annual pure silver dollar. (found only in this set, and nowhere else) a must-have work of art for silver dollar collectors and lovers of all things nautical! So it’s understandable why we’re so excited to bring you this amazingly beautiful, amazingly affordable silver dollar featuring the monstrous steamship. The Annual Double Dollar Pure Silver Set – The Ultimate in Luxury Proof Sets! A Luxurious Set with Several Bonuses! – Yes, the nickel, loonie and toonie are all struck in pure silver! Yes, the Pure Silver Double Dollar Proof Set is enhanced with a cover of genuine, black leather! Scott Russell & Co. At Millwall on the River Thames, London. Her length of 692 feet (211 m) was only finally surpassed over 40 years later, in 1899, by the 705-foot (215 m) 17,274-gross-ton. While her gross tonnage of 18,915 was not surpassed until 1901 by the 701-foot (214 m) 21,035-gross-ton. With five funnels (later reduced to four), she was one of a very few vessels to ever sport that number. Brunel knew her affectionately as the “Great Babe”. He died in 1859, shortly after her ill-fated maiden voyage, during which she was damaged by an explosion. Finishing her life as a floating music hall in Liverpool, she was broken up in 1889. The tour-de-force design by Canadian marine. Artist Yves Bérubé features a starboard side view of. As the iron steamship triumphantly rests in the harbor of Hearts Content, Newfoundland after laying the first permanent transatlantic cable. Painstakingly engraved in exceptional detail. 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 field. 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. This historic cable linking Hearts Content to Valentia Island, Ireland, is illustrated on the map element in lower field. Fittingly, the cable itself is represented on the map. The annual Silver Proof Set. Includes a full-proof-finish example of each and every one of the circulation coins of Canada, each of which features a design of national importance, including: Five Cent Beaver Nickel Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar One Dollar Common Loon “Loonie” Two Dollar Bi-Metal Polar Bear “Toonie” All of these coins above are minted in. 9999 fine, pure silver. Including the five cent beaver. “Nickel”, gold-plated common loon. Dollar, and two dollar bimetallic polar bear. “Toonie”, which includes a 24-karat gold-plated core. None of these three coins were ever issued for circulation in silver! Every coin is struck with the Mint’s proof finish, with frosted cameo devices and dark, mirrored fields (or background). Each Pure Silver Proof Set also includes a commemorative pure silver. Proof dollar, enhanced with 24-karat gold plating. This special color silver dollar is found only in this set, although we do have the unenhanced proof silver dollar. This year the mint has imposed a strict. Mintage limit of only 20,000 for the Annual Double Dollar Pure Silver Proof Set, 5,000 less than last year in 2014 and. 25,000 less than in 2011! In addition, this Pure Silver Proof Set is the only way to get the gold-plated. All collectors of Canadian dollar coins and all silver dollar collectors need this coin. These factors, combined with the premium packaging, make this set a great value! Technology Note – Gold Plating. The Royal Canadian Mints proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. All coins in this double dollar silver proof set are 99.99% pure! The denomination and date are also indicated. The reverse of each coin features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) also appears. The coins are sealed a sturdy plastic lens, elegantly presented inside a large, genuine black leather book lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate with full specifications accompanies the set. 4 Dollars and 90 Cents. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The item “Canada 2016 7 Coin Double Dollar Silver Proof Set Transatlantic Cable 150th $1″ is in sale since Friday, January 15, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.