2017 RCM Lore: The Forgotten 1927 Designs - Pure Silver 3 Coin Set

SKU: 623932084377

RCM Number:
160230
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

In 1927, three circulation coin designs were chosen to commemorate ConfederationÕs Diamond Jubilee; alas, they never made it onto a single coin. Ninety years later, the Royal Canadian Mint has finally breathed life into these proposed designs as new commemoratives to mark CanadaÕs 150th anniversary of confederation. Each design has been struck in a large 38 mm format containing just over one ounce of pure silver. Mintage of this unique three coin set is limited to just 5,500. As pure silver coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

Coin Designs
All three coins feature the unused circulation coin designs intended to commemorate CanadaÕs Diamond Jubilee in 1927. Working with the original sketches, the Royal Canadian MintÕs engravers set out to interpret each artistÕs vision as though the art had been entrusted to them today, to mark ConfederationÕs 150th anniversary.

The 90-year-old concepts have been painstakingly adapted for modern engraving techniquesÑincluding a reverse proof finish that allows the more brilliant engraved elements to shine bright against the matte backdrop. The one-cent coin features an Art Nouveau-inspired design by Canadian artist Gustav Hahn (1866-1962), with a bough of maple leaves encircling the commemorative dates Ò1867-2017Ó. The five-cent coin by Canadian artist J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) features a crowned lion gripping a maple leaf as it stands perched on a rock, which represents the changing Canadian landscape cradled by the sea; beneath the forepaw is CanadaÕs motto, ÒA MARI USQUE AD MAREÓ (ÒFrom Sea to SeaÓ), while the commemorative dates Ò1867Ó and Ò2017Ó are inscribed above the lion. A second design by MacDonald graces the reverse of the 25-cent coin, and centres on a soaring view of the iconic Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. The clock tower soars high above the clouds and is surrounded by a ribbon-wrapped laurel of leaves, from which hangs four bellsÑan ode to the Dominion Carillon, which was inaugurated on July 1, 1927, during the Diamond Jubilee festivities. Each bell bears engraved numbers that combine to form the commemorative dates Ò2017Ó and Ò1867Ó. The back design features an effigy of King George V, who reigned from 1910-1936.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Various
Artist: Gustav Hahn and J.E.H MacDonald
Finish: Reverse Proof
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada's Money


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