1867-2017 5c Big Coin Series: Rabbit - 5 oz. Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932080492

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Note: This single coin is priced at current market value. It is also available at a lower price as part of a Big Coins 2017 Complete Six Coin Set - 2017 Big Coin Colville 6-coin Subscription

Scarce, popular, beautiful, and visually impressive in the big five ounce 65 mm format, every denomination in every year of issue since Big Coins was introduced in 2015 has sold out immediately from the mint and appreciated in value in the secondary market. While each year of issue for Big Coins remains highly collectible, the 2017 Big Coins series has the added significance of celebrating "Canada 150" with the iconic designs created by Alex Colville in 1967 for Canada's centennial celebration.

The design for the five cents denomination presents a hopping rabbit as a symbol of fertility. While the original 1967 version was struck in less than 5 grams of nickel, this new 2017 version has grown to a 65 mm diameter with a weight of more than five ounces (157.6 grams) of pure silver. The finish on the Big Coin is the finest quality double struck proof, and the rabbit has been enhanced with a layer of 24 karat gold, creating a spectacular work of numismatic art. Even the obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth is special, featuring the effigy in use in 1967 with selective gold plating on the Queen's gown.

Mintage of this coin is limited to just 2,150. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is HST/GST exempt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 5 Cents
Year: 2017

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

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Rabbit
Artist: Alex Colville
Finish: Proof
Series: 2017 Big Coins, No. 4 of 6
Quantity Produced: 2150
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada's Money

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