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TRANS EUROP EXPRESS History Of Railroads Train Silver Coin 5$ Liberia 2011


"History of Railroads" proof series is dominated by a splendid full-colour design portraying the world's most well known trains. This issue honors the Trans Europ Express network and his first class trains. Official legal tender of Liberia, each coin is an extremely exclusive limited edition.

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Trans Europ Express
The Trans Europ Express, or Trans-Europe Express, is a former international railway service in Europe. At its maximum extent, in 1974, the network comprised 45 trains, connecting 130 different cities.
The Trans Europ Express (TEE) network was set up in 1957 following an idea of F.Q. den Hollander, president-director at that time of the Dutch railway company. It was a network jointly operated by the railways of West Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Swiss.
The idea was for a network of fast and comfortable international trains that would be attractive to businessmen and other regular travellers. All trains were first-class-only and required payment of a special supplement over the normal first-class ticket price, the amount of which depended on the distance covered.
The network grew in the course of the years, adding three more countries: Spain, Denmark and Austria until its height in 1974.
From the late 1970s onward, gradually Trans-Europe Express trains were replaced by other trains giving a similar kind of service but also carrying 2nd class. Business travellers used air travel more and more. In 1979 with the coming of the new national InterCity services and with the introduction of the TGV service in France in 1981, and its subsequent expansion, along with expansion of high-speed rail lines in other European countries led to still more TEEs' being replaced by domestic high-speed trains.

  • CountryLiberia
  • Year2011
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.957
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying a first class locomotive of the Trans Europ Express railroad. The coin’s obverse depicts the Liberian Republic emblem.