This is a Big Coin with a 65 mm diameter and a weight of just over five ounces of pure silver. It is enhanced with reverse gold plating, adding a warm-toned gleam that creates a rich contrast next to the silver shine of the engraved relief which makes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth stand out from the golden field.
Scarce, popular, beautiful and dramatically impressive for 2019 in a big five-ounce 65-mm format with reverse gold plating, every coin in this series has sold out immediately from the Royal Canadian Mint since they were first introduced in 2015, with earlier coins in the Big Coin series appreciating to as much as $1,200 each. And while the 2018 Big Coins had a mintage of 1,500, the mintage for the new 2019 issue is just 1,250, significantly enhancing scarcity and collectability.
The design features Emanuel Hahn’s iconic caribou design which was first issued in 1937. With a number of notable exceptions, the design has been used continuously on Canadian quarters for over 80 years, but it appears most impressive and majestic in this large format. Reverse gold plating fills the field while the coin's silver surface draws the eye to the engraved relief, which includes the words "Canada" and "Dollar," and the date "2019." The reverse gold-plated obverse features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.