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Great Canadian Locomotives - The Royal Hudson $20 Silver Coin

Royal HudsonIn a land which owes so much of its development to the railroad, a new series featuring Canada's greatest locomotives is certainly "de rigueur".

The first of these coins celebrates The Royal Hudson, a Hudson Type 4-6-4 (four leading wheels, six driving wheels and four trailing wheels) which was chosen to shuttle King George VI and Queen Elizabeth from Quebec City to Vancouver during their royal visit of 1939.

This coin features unique edge-lettering showing the locomotive's name against a plain edge. This coin is limited to a worldwide mintage of 10,000.

This $20 coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a weight of 31.39 groms and a diameter of 38 millimetres. Its design is based on the archives of the Canadian Pacific Railway and features a Royal Hudson, so named

for the Royal crowns that were retained after the Royal Tour of 1939. Locomotive 2850 is one of four Royal Hudsons on display at Exporail, the canadian Railway Museum.

The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Susanna Blunt.

$89.95 CDN

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Royal Hudson #2860 was retired from the CPR in 1956 and is an exact copy of the engine #2850, which is in Montréal. From 1964 to 1985 it was operated by BC Rail on an excursion day trip from North Vancouver to Squamish along the precipitous shores of Howe Sound.

During that time, "semi official" stamps were produced, available as sets of 8 in denominations of 25 and 50 cents, and as maxi duo postcards.

All Nations is pleased to announce that it has acquired all the commercially available sets of the stamp sets and maxi duo postcards.

We are offering sets of five items:

Three maxi duo postcards
- 25 ¢ cancelled Vancouver North
- 25 ¢ cancelled Squamish
- 50 ¢ cancelled Vancouver Squamish return

They can be purchased here.

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