Silver .999 Coin From "HISTORY OF RAILROADS" Series
"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 steam locomotives of famous Durango and Silverton Railroad. Official legal tender of Liberia, each coin is an extremely exclusive limited edition.
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying a steam locomotive of the Durango & Silerton railroad. The coin’s obverse depicts the Liberian Republic emblem.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Durango & Silverton Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882, the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers. The line was constructed to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious. This historic train has been in continuous operation for 130 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.