2015 25c Haunted Canada: Brakeman - Lenticular Coin

SKU: 146941

RCM Number:
146941
Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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Description

The Design:

This double image lenticular, large format coin is called “Brakeman”. The large format (35 mm diameter) 25 cent coin features a portrait of a ghostly brakeman dressed in his 1928 uniform, holding a lantern.  Using lenticular technology, a haunting effect can be seen when the coin is tilted: the brakeman appears without a head, with two small, glowing orbs that create the illusion of peering eyes. The word “Canada” is engraved along the outer ring, together with the denomination “25 Cents” and the Year “2015”. Mintage is 15,000 coins.


The Tale of the Headless Brakeman:

The Waterfront Station, in downtown Vancouver, is the site where this chilling tale of the headless brakeman is said to emanate from.  On the railway tracks north of the building, the ghost of a rail worker is sometimes seen on rainy nights. In 1928, a brakeman was killed while he was making repairs in the rail yard. He slipped on the wet tracks and was knocked unconscious. Horrifically, he was decapitated when a passenger train approached and ran him over. Since that time, some have reported seeing the headless brakeman roaming the tracks, his lantern glowing in his hand. 


The word “Canada” is engraved along the outer ring, together with the denomination “25 Cents” and the Year “2015”

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Cents
Year: 2015

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 35mm
Material: Other

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Vancouver's headless brakeman
Finish: Specimen
Series: Haunted Canada
Quantity Produced: 15,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Folklore and Legends


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