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2005 $8 FINE SILVER TWO-COIN SET - COMMEMORATION OF CHINESE RAILWAY WORKERS

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SPECIFICATIONS
Mintage: 20,000
Composition: 99.99% Pure Silver
Bi-metallic coin, with gold-plating on the inner core
Face value : $8
Weight (g) : 32.15
Diameter (mm) : 40
Edge : Serrated
Finish : Proof
Certificate : Serialized
Encapsulated and presented in a display case and protected by a beauty box.

2005 $8 Fine Silver Two-Coin Set - Commemoration of Chinese Railway Workers

To persuade British Columbia to come into the fold of Confederation in 1871, Canada promised to build a transcontinental link by rail to join the commerce of the east to that of the west.No easy feat, the massive project of the Canadian Pacific Railway entailed cutting through mountains and building bridges to cross rivers and valleys. Thousands of Chinese workers toiled hard to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Rocky Mountains of western Canada during the 19th century.

Between 1880 and 1885 many of these workers lost their lives in the process of construction. Their sacrifices helped greatly to achieve a united Canada. For their dedication, Canadians should be proud of those Chinese workers who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway, which was officially completed on November 7, 1885.

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