Get this stunning, ultra-low mintage (1,500) five troy ounce pure silver dollar, with the historic Voyageurs design highlighted in 24-karat rose gold plating! A nations character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its circulation coins.
For Canada, no other coin has done this more profoundly than the Voyageur. This storied design was introduced in 1935, to mark the occasion of King George V's. Silver jubilee, and then entered into numismatic history. Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian coinage with this special series of pure silver circulation coins featuring selective rose gold plating - the Big Coins!
The extraordinarily popular Big Coin Series is back for 2018! These beloved and historic designs are reissued here as just they have appeared on Canadian circulating coinage, but larger - MUCH LARGER! Each Big Coins Series beauty measures over 65 mm in diameter - they're HUGE! Each elegant, commemorative 5 troy ounce silver proof recreates a classic circulation coin design, elegantly enhanced with selective rose gold plating. With 650 fewer sets this year, we are predicting an immediate sellout.Order early to avoid missing out on this top rated series. Please read the articles below about the original, 1935 silver dollar, and the inspiration for its design, the famed voyageurs. Five troy ounce, retro design pure silver dollar. With its excruciatingly low mintage of just 1,500! Canadas first circulating silver dollar was introduced in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V. Its design featured a voyageur and Native American. Paddling a canoe in tribute to the fur trade, the industry that founded the nation. The image of a vast untamed frontier it conveyed made it one of the most popular coin designs ever to enter circulation in Canada. The scene is illuminated from behind by the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), which speak to the natural wonders. And grandeur of the vast country. The voyageur silver dollar was designed by renowned Toronto sculptor Emanuel Hahn, making it one of Canadas first domestically-designed coins and a great source of pride. Even though the Royal Canadian Mint had begun striking Canadas coins in 1908, the designs, tools and dies were still being produced by the Royal Mint in England.
This was the case for the coins that were already in circulation when the voyageur silver dollar was introduced. While they were engraved by European sculptors, the presence of maple leaves in their designs hinted at an ever-expanding national identity for a young Canada. In 1935, the voyageur silver dollar brought the essence of the nations character to the forefront. It evoked the spirit of adventure that first lured explorers and voyageurs across the continent - an epic ideal that continues to inspire centuries later. The detail of the engraving is such that the letters HB for Hudson Bay Company can be seen on one of the trade bundles.
Canada's early history is one of exploration and discovery. Throughout North America the fur traders French. Who opened up the wilderness on the highways of water did more than just trap animals and sell their hides.
They met with the Native Americans. Learned their languages and ways, and created maps where once there was just blank space on a map. The lure of wealth transcended class and social status as hundreds of men climbed aboard their canoes to head into the unknown for months, sometimes even years. Paddling up to 90 strokes per minute, they traveled thousands of miles, circumventing perilous rapids by loading each man with 200 lbs of cargo to carry across countless portages.
Bear fat, corn, and pemmican were their staples and they had little more than the trees to shield them from the elements and the unrelenting flies. Technology Note - Gold Plating. The Royal Canadian Mints proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five troy ounce silver coin.
The obverse features Emanuel Hahns iconic Voyageurs image, found on Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1986. A canoe carries a European voyageur paddling at the stern and a Native American. Between them are bundles of wrapped furs.The bundle closest to the bow is marked with the initials HB, for Hudsons Bay Company. In the background, two wind-swept pines rise from the center of an island.
Vertical rays representing the northern lights cross the sky. The engraved elements, including the canoe, travelers, and pines are rose gold-plated. The date 2018 and denomination DOLLAR are indicated.Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend reads ELIZABETH II D. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Proof with 24-Karat Rose Gold Plating. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world.The item "Canada 2018 Big Coins #1 Voyageur Canoe $1 5 Oz Silver Dollar Rose Gold Plating" is in sale since Friday, September 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.