A rail-themed centennial. Celebrate 100 years of Canadian railway history during CN’s centennial year. This 2019 $200 coin superbly crafted 99.99% pure gold coin traces CN’s journey since its incorporation in 1919, and highlights the railway’s role in shaping a modern Canada. Mintage is limited to 1,000 coins. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Tony Bianco features a side-by-side view of three Canadian National Railway (CN) engines that have powered progress in Canada during the last 100 years. On the far right is No. 6060, one of the last Mountain steam locomotives delivered to CN. Next is Locomotive 6400, a class U-4-a Confederation steam locomotive that was used for the Royal Visit in 1939. In the foreground, CN 2304 is a GE ES44DC model that represents today’s efficient diesel freight locomotives. Instead of denticles, train tracks circle the rim and frame a stylized map that alludes to the railway’s impact across Canada. The reverse includes the face value “200 DOLLARS”, the commemorative dates “1919” and “2019”, and the word “CANADA”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The finely engraved reverse features a powerful, train-themed design that has a classic look and feel to it.