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

SKU: 623932080485

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This 2017 $20 pure silver coin is the second of a three coin series, and showcases the RS 20 locomotive. This coin features selective gold plating that 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. This coin commemorates the end of the golden age of steam locomotives, and the introduction of a new technology that continues to power today’s trains: the diesel-electric locomotive.  As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, it is HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

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.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

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

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: The RS 20
Artist: David A. Oram
Finish: Proof
Series: Locomotives Across Canada, Coin #2 of 3
Quantity Produced: 7,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Transportation

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