The advent of travel by rail revolutionized economies around the globe during the 19th century. With no pun intended, locomotives were the engines that drove progress during the Industrial Revolution, from Britain and Europe to the United States and Russia. 2016 marked the centennial of one of mankind’s greatest engineering feats. Today, the 206 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a themed red-and-black box.
- First of two releases to commemorate the anniversary.
- Mintage limited to 750 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $25 (CID) fully backed by the government of Cook Islands.
- Reverse features imagery of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Aside from the rail network that connected the United States’ Pacific and Atlantic Coasts, the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the most significant engineering accomplishments of the Industrial Revolution. The total length of 5,772 miles makes it the longest railway line in the world, connecting Moscow with the vital eastern port city of Vladivostok. Completed in 1916, it now has branches that connect into Mongolia, China, and North Korea.
Your 2016 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway Coin ships to you inside of a black beauty case with a red-curtain box that includes full-color artwork representative of the coin’s reverse imagery. An individual Certificate of Authenticity is also included with your purchase.
The obverse of all Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway coins include the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of all commonwealth coins since her ascension to the throne in 1952, with this 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley representing the fourth-generation image used since 1952.
On the reverse of the 2016 5 oz Proof Silver Cook Islands Mother of Pearl 100th Anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway Coin is the image of a steam locomotive as it barrels down the tracks along a cliff line in the mountainous terrain of Siberia. The coin has an olive-green Mother of Pearl finish on this side.
These commemorative silver coins are a product of MDM, a German minting facility that strikes a variety of proof coins for nations around the globe.
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