Canada Highlights 150th Anniversary of Transatlantic Cable on New Silver Dollar Coin

January 15, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver dollar recognizing the 150th anniversary the transatlantic cable, which has provided vital communication between the continents of North America, Europe, and the world over. This ingenious idea was ahead of its time, and its eventual implementation managed to connect both sides of the Atlantic Ocean via telegraph just before the invention of the telephone, which itself would one day be able to enable the peoples of both continents to speak to each other.

Canada played a significant part in this plan, since Newfoundland (later incorporated into the Canadian confederation in… Full article at the source>

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