2018 $25 180th Anniversary of Canadian Baseball - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932089563

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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This $25 convex proof fine silver coin is the ultimate fusion of history and modern minting innovation.  Curved in the shape of a baseball, the design is both a baseball itself, and an engraved depiction of the first recorded baseball game played in Canada 180 years ago.  The sharply convex coin has a $25 denomination and weighs about one ounce of pure silver.  Adding to its collectability, the mintage is limited to just 5,000. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The reverse design by artist Steve Hepburn deftly combines art and technology to re-create a historic sports moment. Paired with engraved stitch work, the coin’s curvature transforms the reverse into a baseball-shaped canvas fit for commemorating the most detailed earliest documented game played in Canada. The highly detailed image provides a prime view of the action during the match, which took place on June 4, 1838, in Beachville, ON.  As seen from behind the “knocker’s stone” (home plate today), the participants from Beachville and Zorra are all in position: one team stands in the open field, ready to catch the ball; a “knocker” (batter) from the opposing team grips the “club” (bat) as he keeps his focus on the ball tossed by the “thrower” (pitcher); to the right of him, an “umpire” leans in to rule whether the ball is “fair” or “unfair.” At their feet, the denomination “25 Dollars” is engraved in a vintage style font, while in the arched banner above the double commemorative dates “1838” and “2018” flank a rendering of the equipment used in that era: two clubs (crossed) and a yarn ball covered by stitched calfskin.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 36.07 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 30.75 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.989 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Engraved a Prime View of the Action During the Match
Artist: Steve Hepburn
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 5,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Sports, Celebrate Canada

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