Canada: 2017 $20 Locomotives Across Canada: RS 20 Silver Coin

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Canada: 2017 $20 Locomotives Across Canada: RS 20 Silver Coin

Finish: Proof

Weight: 31.39

Mintage: 7500

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. 

Packaging: The coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian maroon clamshell case. It is protected by a black beauty box.



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