2017 $1 The Loonie, 30th Anniversary - 2 Coin Pure Silver Set

SKU: 623932084544

RCM Number:
160374
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

This two coin set celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic circulation coins. The two coin commemorative set features a pure silver edition of the classic ÒLoonieÓ design that graces the reverse of CanadaÕs $1 circulation coin. The second coin re-creates the coinÕs intended one dollar design for the 1987 coin Ð had the dies not vanished. The mintage is limited to 10,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is HST/GST exempt.

The first coin features the design by Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael that has become synonymous with CanadaÕs currency: the iconic side-profile portrait of a common loon on a still lake, where it floats past the Group of Seven-esque trees rising up on a small island behind it. The entire scene is representative of the lakes that dot the Canadian Shield across much of the nation, and includes the engraved words ÒCANADAÓ and ÒDOLLARÓ, along with the commemorative dates Ò1987-2017Ó to mark the 30th anniversary of CanadaÕs $1 circulation coin.

The second coin represents the one-dollar circulation coin that never was. Much as it appeared on CanadaÕs silver dollar between 1935 and 1986, the ÒVoyageurÓ design by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a nod to CanadaÕs early history and the fur trade era. A canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal paddles at the bow; between them lies a bundle of wrapped furs, while stylized vertical rays above represent the Aurora borealis. The reverse also features the engraved words ÒCANADAÓ and ÒDOLLARÓ, along with the commemorative dates Ò1987-2017Ó.

Both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.78 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.507 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Voyageur/ Loon
Artist: Robert-Ralph Carmichael and Emanue Hahn
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canda's Money


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