1912-2002 Commem. $5 and $10 Proof Gold Coin Set (10551)
2002 marks the 90th anniversary of Canada's first gold coins. It was 1912 when domestic gold coins with distinctly Canadian designs made their debut. They featured branches of the maple tree and the shield from the Canadian Coat of Arms. The shield was divided into four sections to highlight the four provinces that originally formed the Dominion in 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Struck in denominations of five and ten dollars, the role of these gold coins in Canada was brief, coming to an abrupt end in 1914 when the uncertainty of the First World War prompted Canada's citizens and banks to hold onto this precious metal. Drawing upon two authentic 1912 specimens that were graciously provided by the Bank of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint faithfully reproduced their original specifications.
With the exception of the reigning monarch, relevant legends and dates, these five and ten dollar gold coins appear as they did when they were first issued 90 years ago! Limited mintage of 2002 sets worldwide! 10 Copper - AGW of.
$5 and $10 Proof Gold Coin Set (10551)" is in sale since Thursday, November 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada