Ghosts, unexplained events and hauntings… there is no shortage of these stories from across Canada. Many have been told and retold so often that fact and fiction are nearly indistinguishable from one another. Canadians of all ages delight in sharing these tales of life and death, of love and tragedy, and of duty and devotion—including the haunting story of the headless brakeman, as retold by this second coin in the Haunted Canada series of lenticular coins.
Item Number: 146941
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Diameter (mm): 35
Face Value: 25 cent
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
The second in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Haunted Canada series of coins, which brings to life some of Canada’s legendary ghost stories.
The lenticular design retells the chilling tale of Vancouver’s headless brakeman; by tilting the coin from side to side, the ghostly apparition of the brakeman is seen in great detail before the light from the lantern suddenly goes out, leaving the viewer alone in the dark train tunnel with this eerie, shadowy presence.
The first coin in the series proved to be very popular with collectors, and this coin will likely be just as sought-after.
A thrilling and original gift for those who enjoy a good ghost story.
An affordable way to introduce a young person to the excitement of coin collecting.
A unique addition to any lenticular or Canadiana-themed collection.
This 25-cent coin is made of nickel-plated steel and has a diameter of 35 millimetres. Its reverse design features spectacular lenticular technology that masterfully tells the chilling tale of Vancouver’s headless brakeman. In one image, the dark train tunnel is suddenly illuminated by the bright glow of a lantern as an otherworldly figure emerges before the viewer, dressed in a railway uniform from 1928. Chillingly, the brakeman appears without a head, with two small, glowing orbs that create the illusion of eyes peering out towards the viewer. When the coin is tilted to the other side, the light suddenly goes out, leaving the viewer alone in the darkness with this shadowy presence, as the ill-fated brakeman continues his eternal walk along the train tracks.