2017 $25 Football-Shaped Curved Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932079830

RCM Number:
155469
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Sale price$118.88 Regular price$161.95

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Description

The Royal Canadian Mint scores big with this unique football-shaped coin. The coin is curved (convex) to resemble an inflated football, ready for play! While a football can soar through the air in a perfect spiral, its motion is completely unpredictable should it hit the ground; just one of many aspects that have made this strategic running-kicking-tossing-catching-tackling game one of the most popular sports in North America. The MintÕs FIRST football-shaped coin that is also convex on the reverse for added dimension; a unique keepsake showcasing the latest, cutting-edge capabilities in minting that will be eagerly sought after by collectors!

Royal Canadian Mint engravers have meticulously crafted a football that comes alive in this coinÕs unique shape and convex reverse. While there are minor differences in the specifications for the footballs used by the various football leagues in North America, this design showcases all the standardized features of a modern Canadian football: the leather panels, Ònight stripes,Ó and laces that were once part of the manufacturing process but are now used to maximize grip.

Theories abound how the football got its distinctive shape, but one thingÕs for sure, itÕs not the result of deliberate design, it just evolved that way. One theory suggests the first footballs some 170 years ago simply took on the shape of the pigÕs bladder from which they were made. Even when the switch was made to cowhide and rubber, early footballs were difficult to inflate and were consistently lopsided. This warped shape proved to be a lot easier to carry and throw, and when players began using the forward pass in the early 1900Õs, the football was deliberately designed into the elongated shape we see today.

An upscale and original piece of sports memorabilia that sports fans everywhere will cherish. The ideal gift to inspire aspiring players or thank devoted coaches. A limited and highly collectible keepsake that celebrates one of North AmericaÕs most popular sports.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 48mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.66 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.018 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Football
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 8500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II


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