To persuade British Columbia to come into the fold of Confederation in 1871, Canada promised to build a transcontinental link by rail to join the commerce of the east to that of the west. No easy feat, the massive project of the Canadian Pacific Railway entailed cutting through mountains and building bridges to cross rivers and valleys. Thousands of Chinese workers toiled hard to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Rocky Mountains of western Canada during the 19th century. Between 1880 and 1885 many of these workers lost their lives in the process of construction. Their sacrifices helped greatly to achieve a united Canada.For their dedication, Canadians should be proud of those Chinese workers who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway, which was officially completed on November 7, 1885. See images for a proper impression of this lot. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
The item "CANADA $8 2005 Silver Gold-Plated Proof Set'Chinese Railway Workers' (2 coins)" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "numismatic-gallery" and is located in Vancouver, BC. This item can be shipped worldwide.