2016 $25 Invention of Basketball, 125th Anniversary - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932076921

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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An incredible FIRST: Introducing the RCMÕs first-ever coloured convex-shaped coin.

The rules are simpleÑthe pace, exciting! Every player has the opportunity to shine during a game of basketball, where smooth passing and soaring rebounds are just as important as gravity-defying dunks and three-point plays. This outstanding coloured convex-shaped coin proudly celebrates the 125th anniversary of a team sport that was invented by a Canadian and has since taken the world by storm!

The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Green utilizes the coinÕs deeply convex curvature to recreate the rounded shape of a basketball. In addition to the engineering complexity of the coinÕs unusual shape, precision engraving replicates the tactile elements that are famously associated with the ballÑspecifically the recessed lines and dimpled surfaceÑwhile the application of colour captures its iconic orange appearance. In the foreground, an engraved action shot captures the classic, fast-paced intensity of the game: the player on the left leaps towards the net as he goes for a dunk shot, while the player on the right moves quickly to defend the shot with his outstretched arm. On both sides, two engraved basketballs overlap the wide band that frames the reverse image, where the word ÒCANADAÓ is engraved above the commemorative dates Ò1891-2016Ó that mark basketballÕs 125th anniversary.

The unforgettable coin design makes this a must-have for collectors, and a slam-dunk gift idea for any basketball fan!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2016

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

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Convex basketball-shaped curve and basketball players
Artist: Glen Green
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Sports

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