2013 $5 Bank Note Series: Canadian Bank of Commerce Design - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932046313

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This 2013 $5 fine silver coin is the first to celebrate the art and evolution of bank note design in Canada. It features a seascape themed vignette from the Canadian Bank of Commerce's 1888 20-dollar bank note. This coin is limited to a mintage of 8,500 coins worldwide.  HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The design centres a youthful figure: possibly a young Hermès, who was a god of the Greek pantheon and a patron of travellers. The figure leans on a large fish, holding a staff entwined by two snakes. Also known as a caduceus, this staff symbolizes commerce and balance. In the background are four ships from various ages of sea travel, a rocky point jutting out into the water, and a tall lighthouse to guide the vessels to safe harbor.The coin's also features the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "5 DOLLARS." 


The Bank of Commerce:

When the Bank of Commerce opened in 1867, it issued its first series of banknotes. In 1888, the Bank of Commerece released another issue of colourful banknotes in various denominations, this series security was so effective that the series design did not change for almost 30 years. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Year: 2013

Diameter: 36.07mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.745 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Vignette from the Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1888 $20 bank note
Finish: Proof
Series: Historical Canadian Bank notes
Quantity Produced: 8,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Historical Canadian Bank Notes

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