Ghosts, unexplained events and hauntings… there is no shortage of these stories from across Canada. Many have been told and retold so often that fact and fiction are nearly indistinguishable from one another. Canadians of all ages delight in sharing these tales of life and death, of love and tragedy, and of duty and devotion—including the haunting story of the headless brakeman, as retold by this second coin in the Haunted Canada series of lenticular coins.
The second in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Haunted Canada series of coins, which brings to life some of Canada’s legendary ghost stories.
The lenticular design retells the chilling tale of Vancouver’s headless brakeman; by tilting the coin from side to side, the ghostly apparition of the brakeman is seen in great detail before the light from the lantern suddenly goes out, leaving the viewer alone in the dark train tunnel with this eerie, shadowy presence.