Last updated on June 8th, 2023 at 10:11 am
Last Updated on June 8, 2023 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Canada has a long and rich history. One capsule of Canadian history is our currency, which like many other nations’ currencies, reflect the growth and changes experienced by society through the passage of time. For Canadians, the Royal Canadian Mint has established a strong reputation for producing currency (coins) for the highlighting of Canada’s finest moments. Currently, 100 years of CN Rail history is marked by the mint gold coin which is more than deserving since CN Rail has served the people of Canada well during its 100 years of existence and today stands proud as the country’s premier freight handler.
Why Commemorate CN’s History
Canadian Rail’s lofty history deserves commemoration for its role in Canada’s economic and social growth and development. This star of Canadian transportation industry facilitated the movement of everything from people to cargo from its inception in 1919 to its growth in capacity and impact with the amalgamation and nationalization of five transportation units throughout the twentieth century and its conversion into a world-class freight handling giant in 2019. The combined heritage of these companies (the Intercolonial, Canadian Northern, National Transcontinental, The Grand Trunk Pacific and The Grand Trunk Railway among others) includes laudable services such as the transportation of troops during the second world war.
The CN Centenary Commemorative Coin Physical Features
The commemorative coin is a classic and pristine beauty. Etched in its purse gold core are images that reflect CN’s illustrious past. The finely engraved surfaces feature immaculately detailed images of three locomotives and railway tracks set against a backdrop of a map of Canada on one side. The three locomotives represented, 6304, 6400 and 6060 are significant progress markers in CN’s history as they reflect the company’s movement from the use of steam engines to the current diesel models. The map is quite significant as it also bears the image of rail tracks representing the industry’s role in connecting Canadians throughout the years and facilitating trade. Train tracks frame this side instead of the traditional denticles, a design decision that clearly serves to pay homage to the steam engines that laid the foundation for the freight giant that is today CN.
On the reverse, you will find a raised image of Queen Elizabeth the second along with flawlessly carved inscriptions. Undoubtedly, this is a representation of the regal status of CN among transportation forms in Canada as well as the role the company played in transporting royals throughout its history. Notably, the CN 6040 which is featured on the reverse, carried King George the sixth and Queen Elizabeth in 1939 as they embarked on a royal visit.
The coin comes with a serialized certificate to protect its integrity… and your investment. Its body, which is 29mm in diameter, consists of 99.99% pure gold and weighs 15.43 grams.
With a current face value of 200 dollars, this coin is destined to increase in worth over time. Undoubtedly, it is a piece that is worth having. But the financial value will pale in comparison to the historical value it holds as a marker of a century of existence of one of Canada’s finest historical entities.
Finding the Perfect Coin at Colonial
You will find this gem and many others produced by Royal Canadian Mint at Colonial Acres. Visit us online or in person today to get an eyeful of our wide array of pristine pieces. As for the CN Rail Centenary coin, there are only 1000 available in the entire world, so don’t delay! Get yours quickly!