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2005 $300 International Implementation of Standard Time, 120th Anniversary (1885-2005) - 14-karat Gold Coin
2005 $300 International Implementation of Standard Time, 120th Anniversary (1885-2005) - 14-karat Gold Coin



 
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A little over a century ago, clocks were set according to the sun's noontime high. But the sun travelled across the sky at about 10 km per minute so its position differed slightly from one town to the next - about a minute for every 18 km distance east-west.

When the railway made it possible to quickly travel, confusion was the result. Connections were missed and in some cases, trains collided.

Sir Sandford Fleming, chief engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, knew that a standard system of time was essential if the railway was to succeed.

Using astronomical measurements made at the Greenwich Observatory, Fleming proposed that the world be divided into 24 time zones. All who attended Fleming's conference agreed and his system of standard time was implemented internationally on January 1, 1885. Sir Sandford Fleming will always e hailed in the history books as the "Father of Standard time".

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Denomination: 300Dollar

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