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CHINA RAILWAYS TYP SY 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 China Railways Typ SY steam locomotive. Official legal tender of Liberia, each coin is an extremely exclusive limited edition.

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China Railways Typ SY
The SY is China's standard industrial steam locomotive. Over 1,800 of these useful light 2-8-2s were built between 1960 and 1999, the vast majority at Tangshan. Two prototypes were also constructed by Sifang (Qingdao) while Tongling, Jinan and Changchun also produced small batches.
Although the class is notable for being the last type in series production anywhere in the world, the basic design dates back to the 1920s. The SY is derived from the Japanese-built Mi Ka Ro design introduced to China by the Japanese occupiers in 1934 and better known by it's modern Chinese classification, JF6.
Several hundred SY remained in service into the 21st Century, principally in the coal and steel industries, and the class is still at work in most parts of China. Indeed, most of the steam locos still in use in 2010 are SYs and they outnumber all the other classes put together. SYs aren't restricted to shunting service and can be seen hauling freight and even passenger trains on local railways and extensive industrial systems.

  • CountryLiberia
  • Year2011
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.960
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying a Chinese steam locomotive. The coin’s obverse depicts the Liberian Republic emblem.