Step back in time to the golden age of the carousel with this low mintage six ounce silver coin with selective gold highlights. From the “galloping” steeds to the old-time ambiance, an antique carousel has a rare ability to create a sense of magic and wonder that stays with us forever. This selectively gold-plated coin captures the timeless appeal of a classic carnival ride on the reverse, where the art of yesteryear is topped by an interactive element that will enchant the young and young at heart. This 2018 $50 antique carousel fine silver coin weighs six ounces of pure silver, with a large format 65mm diameter and has an extremely limited mintage of just 1,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
Artist Calder Moore beautifully conveys the century-old ambience of an antique carousel in this reverse design, whose engraved elements typify its fanciful décor. One can imagine the sound of old-time carnival music and the illuminating effect of the carousel’s lights, which are represented by a row of bulbs that line a scalloped rounding board. Two illustrations of horse riders add a touch of vintage art amid the gold-plated, rococo-style scrollwork, which provides the base for an unusual topper: a miniature carousel. Carefully sculpted in outstanding detail, this silver piece is affixed to the coin’s surface in a way that allows for a rotational movement assisted by a magnet (included). As the viewer turns the magnet to rotate the carousel, the selectively gold-plated horses mimic the up-and-down motion of their real-life counterparts. The reverse includes the engraved word “CANADA”, the face value “50 DOLLARS” and the year “2018”. The rim is also gold-plated on both sides, where it frames the mirror-like proof finish. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.