2014 $15 Exploring Canada: The Vikings - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932059733

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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This 2014 $15 fine silver coin boasts a captivating depiction of the first European explorers to arrive in what is now Canada more than 1000 years ago. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.


The Design:

The design depicts an imposing Viking ship coming ashore on the rocky coast of Vinland ("the land of wine", the name given by the Vikings to the lush, abundant land far across the Atlantic). The bold captain points the way as he directs his oarsmen seated behind a row of shields. This striking coin contains two-thirds of an ounce of fine silver and uses the Royal Canadian Mint’s highest quality matte-proof finish.    


The history of early Viking exploration in North America unravels more and more with the advancements of modern archeological technology, spinning a thrilling tale of their journey across modern-day Canada.  The Norse are believed to be the first Europeans to arrive in North America.  During the late 8th to late 11th centuries Norse seafarers traveled from their Scandinavian homelands trading and raiding the shoreline towns and settlements across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia. These voyages also took Vikings to the shores of what is now the Canadian Maritimes.  


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 15 Dollars
Year: 2014

Diameter: 36.07mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.745 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Viking ship comes ashore coast of Vinland
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: Exploring Canada
Quantity Produced: 15000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Vikings

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