Sailing through Canada’s waters and into history, tall ships have a certain mystique to them that harkens back to an era in Canada’s maritime history – one that was spurred by discovery, exploration and trade. In its continuing celebration of iconic tall ships, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly commemorates Canada’s most famous ship of all, the Bluenose, with this superb gold coin. Mintage is limited to 275 coins. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features a starboard side view of Canada’s iconic schooner, the Bluenose, under full sail and heeled at a distinctive racing angle. The legendary racing ship and working fishing vessel is brought to life through intricate engraving that captures her likeness in outstanding detail, including the rigging and even the dories on deck. Atop the foremast and mainmast, the Canadian Red Ensign and the Flag of Nova Scotia flap in the wind that fills the ship’s eight sails, as the Bluenose charges for victory in the waters of the North Atlantic.
An unforgettable addition to any collection featuring Canadian or naval themes, and a powerful keepsake for those with a passion for Canada’s maritime history.