2019 25-CENT COIN 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CN RAIL
We’re marking CN’s centennial year with a 25-cent coin that connects the past with the present. The unique red and black freight train—it’s a familiar sight on today’s tracks, which wrap around the coin’s rim. While the rail map hints at CN’s legacy, the engraved steam locomotive is a more nostalgic nod to a time when these chugging and whistling engines criss-crossed a young Canada.
Composition nickel plated steel
Finish modified specimen
Weight (g) 12.61
Diameter (mm) 35
Face value 25 cents
Artist Tony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
- OUR MOST AFFORDABLE 2019 TRAIN-THEMED COIN. Priced at just $29.95, this special 25-cent coin is our most affordable train-themed coin in 2019. It’s the perfect gift for rail enthusiasts, young and old.
- A RAIL-THEMED CENTENNIAL. We’re commemorating CN’s centennial year by celebrating its legacy and its place in our history.
- TRACKS FORM THE RIM. Instead of denticles, train tracks run along the rim on your coin’s reverse.
- SELECTIVE USE OF COLOUR. Selective colour highlights the red and white freight locomotives that are a familiar sight today across Canada.
- TWO WELL-KNOWN LOCOMOTIVES. While CN 6218 hints at the historic steam engines of a bygone era, the more modern CN 2557 represents the workhorses of today.
- MAPPING CN’S IMPACT. In the background, a stylized rail map hints at CN’s legacy of connecting communities across Canada.