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ROYAL HUDSON USA Railway Steam 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 magnificient Royal Hudson steam locomotives owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Official legal tender of Liberia, each coin is an extremely exclusive limited edition.

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Royal Hudson
The Canadian Pacific Railway received its first "Hudson class" locomotive in 1929, when builder Montreal Locomotive Works delivered #2800. The big 4-6-4 wheel configuration locomotives were the latest in high-speed passenger mainline locomotives for the railway, and were successful from day one. The class name "Hudson" came from the New York Central Railroad in the US, the first to use the 4-6-4 wheel arrangement, naming the class after the Hudson River. The first 20 CPR Hudsons were conventional in style, and were built in 1929 and 1930, numbers 2800 through 2819.
The Hudson type was continued until 1940. In all, 65 of these beautiful locomotives were produced for the CPR by the MLW. The class ranged from H1a to H1e. The 2860 is of the H1e class, 1st of the last 5 Hudsons to be produced for the CPR. The Hudson achieved great success as a high speed passenger locomotive, quickly making previous types obsolete. Her top speed was in excess of 90 mph (144 kmh). This cut down the time for cross country travel dramatically. The CPR used the Hudson for freight duties as well, making it a truly versatile locomotive.
These locomotives were in service between 1937 and 1960. Four of them have been preserved, and one was used for excursion service in British Columbia.

  • CountryLiberia
  • Year2011
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.938
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying one of the Canadian's most well known trains "ROYAL HUDSON" upon its broad. The coin’s obverse depicts the Liberian Republic emblem.