2017 $50 Peace Tower Clock, 90th Anniversary - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932084957

RCM Number:
160663
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

***Limit of 2 per household***

At the stroke of noon on July 1, 1927, the Peace Tower Clock made its debut during ConfederationÕs Diamond Jubilee. Now, 90 years later, the commanding timepiece and its copper-clad apex are the pride of Canada! This beloved icon has been painstakingly re-created here in 99.99% pure silver, with two gears crafted from copper that once clad the roofs of CanadaÕs Parliament Buildings. The two gears are made from oxidized copper that originally clad the roofs of the Parliament Buildings. ItÕs a tangible piece of CanadaÕs architectural historyÑright in the palm of your hand!

The reverse design by Canadian artist Calder Moore features an antique finish that brings an aged elegance to this depiction of the Peace Tower Clock. Precision engraving re-creates one of the four identical faces that grace each side of the iconic clock tower, which rises up high above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The Roman numerals, minute markers and geometric-inspired centre pattern are all beautifully and faithfully reproduced on the reverse; in fact, the only engraved addition is the widening of the centreÕs circular frame to include the engraved words ÒCANADAÓ, the year Ò2017Ó and the face value, Ò50 DOLLARSÓ. The clockÕs hands are attached to the centre of the coin, and provide an immobile base for the two gear wheels that provide a glimpse at a clockÕs inner workings. They are exact replicas of two of the clockÕs gears, albeit on a smaller scale: the larger wheel has 90 teeth while the smaller pinion has 32. For added historical value, these cogs are fashioned from copper that once clad the roofs of CanadaÕs Parliament BuildingsÑany colour variations or markings have been preserved to make each coin unique.

To preserve its historical value, the copper has not been melted down: any colour variations or markings occurred naturally during its time on the roofs of Parliament HillÑthey also help to make each coin unique! Both gears have the same number of teeth as their real-life counterparts. Applied by hand, the coinÕs antique finish enhances the precision engraving and gives it an aged look that reflects 90 years of history!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.066 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Peace Tower Clock
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Antique
Quantity Produced: 1200
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Celebrate Canada


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