A century ago, the transcontinental railway enabled the settlement of western Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway—a massive early twentieth-century engineering feat that linked eastern Canada to the Pacific—with this rare 2-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin.
Item Number: 140578
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 56
Diameter (mm): 54
Face Value: $30
Artist: Joel Kimmel
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- This proof-quality 99.99% fine silver coin has a diameter of 54 millimetres and a metal weight of 56 grams.
- Features a finely engraved commemorative design in a rare 2-ounce format with an uncommon 30-Dollar face value.
- Original reverse design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel features a dynamic portrait of a 1914-era steam train traversing the Grand Trunk Bridge in Saskatoon at the time of the railway’s completion.
- This coin’s unusual size and denomination, attractive subject matter, and low mintage of only 5,000 means that it is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- A stunning memento for those who love railway history or valuable addition to any collection featuring Canadian themes.
This proof-quality 2-ounce coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 54 millimetres and a metal weight of 56 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel features a dynamic portrait of a 1914-era steam train traversing the Grand Trunk Bridge in Saskatoon at the time of the railway’s completion. In a striking composition that evokes the drive and energy of the early 20th century’s theme of “progress,” Kimmel presents a steam engine pulling elegant wooden passenger cars. With its wheel arrangement and vast steam engine bellowing a long cloud of smoke, the image is true to the locomotives of the Grand Trunk’s construction era. The scene’s vantage point on the foliage-lined shoreline and slightly below the left side of the train bridge enhances the drama and grandeur of the moment.