# 1159 - Some Canadian Commemoratives - Part 23

The info below comes from the Royal Canadian Mint's COA (Certificate of Authenticity) of this coin or https://en.numista.com/ , or https://www.wikipedia.org/.

I will show you some Canadian commemorative coins that are not part of a series, in no specific order or value.

The twenty-third is the 2001 CAD $5 "100th Anniversary of the First Wireless Transmission".

It weights 16.96 g with 92.5% silver purity and Proof finish. The mintage was 15,011 units and the issue price was CAD $99.95 for the 2-coin set. The other coin of this set, a 2 Pound coin, will be shown in two days.

On December 12th, 1901, Guglieimo Marconi (1874-1937) successfully transmitted the first wireless message across the Atlantic from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Signal Hill in St. John's Newfoundland.

To commemorate this anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with the Royal Mint, issued this two-coin set.

Designed and engraved by Cosme Saffioti, the reverse shows a 24-karat gold plated cameo of Marconi.

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This was a milestone @ronaldoavelino, look how fast technology changes my friend now we use cell phones across the world!

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