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2011 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - GREAT CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVES SERIES: D-10

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  • 2011 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - GREAT CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVES SERIES: D-10
  • 2011 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - GREAT CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVES SERIES: D-10
  • 2011 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - GREAT CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVES SERIES: D-10
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Description

Workhorse of Canada’s freight service
For almost sixty years, freight service across Canada relied heavily on Canadian Pacific’s powerful D-10 4-6-0* locomotive. A total 502 of these steam-powered workhorses were built between 1905 and 1913 to become the cornerstones of every freight terminal from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. For three decades, more than one in seven locomotives was a D-10 until they were gradually retired from revenue service between 1938 and 1960.
The D-10’s success can be credited to its uncomplicated and reliable design. It embodied the evolution of locomotive engineering, featuring typical features of nineteenth-century engines while incorporating the latest innovations such as piston valves and simplified valve gear.

 

specifications:

Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Plain with edge- lettering – D-10
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

 

Special features:

 

  •  Fourth and last coin in the series of Great Canadian Locomotives
  •  Magnificent design with traditional engraving
  •  Unique edge-lettering of the Locomotive’s name on a plain edge
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