The Royal Canadian Mint has released a colored 25-cent coin to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Canadian National Railway. The new coin features two locomotives representing the past and present.

The reverse of the new coin features two locomotives: a modern-day colored engine CNR 2557, an MLW M-420 diesel-electric locomotive. Beneath the modern-day workhorse is CNR 6218, a steam-driven 4-8-4 Northern locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1942. Train tracks circle the rim and frame a stylized map that alludes to the railway’s impact across Canada.

The reverse includes the monetary denomination of the coin, and the double dates, 1919-2019, which refer to the passage of 100 years since the establishment of Canada National Railway. "Canada" is inscribed at the bottom of the coin.

The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

The new coin is produced in nickel plated steel with a maximum mintage of 30000 coins.

Source: Royal Canadian Mint