Royal Canadian Mint
2001 2-COIN SET 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST WIRELESS TELEGRAPH TRANSMISSION
2001 Marconi 2 Coin Set
100th anniversary of the first wireless transmission five dollar coin, 1901-2001. On December 12th, 1901, Guglieimo Marconi (1874-1937) successfully transmitted the first wireless message across the Atlantic from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Signal Hill in St. John's Newfoundland. Issued to commemorate this anniversary the Royal Canadian Mint in conjunction with the Royal Mint, issued this two-coin set.
Composition: .925% silver, .075% copper,
Cameo: 24-karat gold plate .925% silver, .075% copper
Outer Circle: 22-karat gold plate
Weight: 16.96 grams