This 2014 $20 coin is part of a series by the Royal Canadian Mint showcasing the uniqueness of Canada’s Great Lakes. A limited mintage of 10,000 makes this coin (and the rest of the coins in this series) a fantastic addition to any collection. With a diameter of 38mm and a weight of one troy ounce, this item is not only a substantial gift of silver, but the series itself is a fun, unique way to explore Canadian geography. HST/GST exempt.
Some key features make these coins especially covetable, such as the deep negative relief (incuse) used to indicate varying depths of the lake. The space is then filled with vibrant, translucent blue enamel that shimmers on the surface of the coin the way the lake would shimmer under the white light of the Canadian sun.
Lake Erie, which takes its name from the Iroquoian First Nations Erie tribe that once dwelled along its southern shores, was the last of the Great Lakes to be explored. It is the southernmost, shallowest and smallest of the Great Lakes, but manages to remain the tenth largest lake in the world. It is bordered by Ontario to the North, Ohio and Pennsylvania to the South, New York to the East and Michigan to the West. It is principally fed by the Detroit River, and drains via the Niagara River and Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario.