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SHARP STEWART No. 148 Bulgaria 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 Sharp Stewart Company and the Bulgarian steam locomotive. Official legal tender of Liberia, each coin is an extremely exclusive limited edition.

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Bulgarian Sharp, Stewart locomotives
The first railway route along the nowadays-Bulgarian land was Rouse-Varna (224 km.). The line was opened for exploitation on 7 November 1866. The first state railway Tzaribrod-Sofia-Vakarel was built after Bulgaria’s liberation of Ottoman slavery. Thus the beginning of the railways’ development was set. For many years the steam is a main engine, as at the time when the steam locomotives were being exploited, Bulgaria succeeded to maintain an exclusively high technical level. To the Bulgarian railways were recommended only tested and unique types of locomotives.
For the opening of the first railway in Bulgaria in 1866 (from Ruse, on the Danube, to Varna, on the Black Sea coast a particular locomotive was built by Sharp Stewart in Manchester.
Sharp, Stewart e Company was a steam locomotive manufacturer, initially based in Manchester, England. The company was formed in 1843 upon the demise of Sharp, Roberts & Co. and moved to Glasgow, Scotland  in 1888, eventually amalgamating with two other Glasgow-based locomotive manufacturers to form the North British Locomotive Company.

  • CountryLiberia
  • Year2011
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.924
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying a Bulgarian steam locomotive. The coin’s obverse depicts the Liberian Republic emblem.