2017 $20 Locomotives Across Canada: The RS 20 - Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin

SKU: 623932080485

RCM Number:
155136
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

Following an unprecedented era of expansion, the 20th century ushered in an era of consolidation and technological innovation in CanadaÕs railway history. The second coin in the Locomotives Across Canada series commemorates the end of the golden age of steam locomotives, and the introduction of a new technology that continues to power todayÕs trains: the diesel-electric locomotive. Even the finest details shine in this meticulous design, thanks to a keen attention to historical accuracy, the precision engraving, and the use of multiple finishes that add subtle contrasts.

The reverse design by Canadian artist John Mantha looks back at the first wave of diesel-electric locomotives that were introduced in Canada in the 1940s and 1950s. Used by the Roberval and Saguenay Railway, the RS 20 was the first diesel road locomotive manufactured in Canada, and was built in 1949 by Montreal Locomotive Works. The selective application of gold plating places the focus on the early RS-2 road-switcher, which is made all the more visible thanks to the tiger-striped pattern, painted at the front. The rail yard in the engraved background is bustling with activity, and typifies the environment in which these versatile workhorses shine.

Even the finest details shine in this meticulous design, thanks to a keen attention to historical accuracy, the precision engraving, and the use of multiple finishes that add subtle contrasts. The selective application of gold plating shines the spotlight on the locomotive, while the gold-plated rim and effigy on the obverse ensure an elegance that makes this a truly exceptional keepsake. All three coins in the series are sure to be treasured additions to any historical, train or Canadiana-themed collection. They are also the perfect gift for any train enthusiast!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: The RS 20
Artist: David A. Oram
Finish: Proof
Series: Locomotives Across Canada, Coin #2 of 3
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Transportation


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