2018 Legacy of the Dime - Pure Silver Coin Set

SKU: 623932088276

RCM Number:
164046
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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The Legacy of the Dime set is a unique retrospective look at CanadaÕs 10-cent circulation coin through the years, as struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. More than twice the size of the original issue, these selectively gold-plated pieces are an enduring tribute to the five designs that have graced the diminutive-sized canvas, upon which history itself has been etched.

All five coins in this set are masterfully crafted in 99.99% pure silver, while selective gold plating highlights the engraved relief on both the obverse and reverse. Reproduced as a 2 oz. fine silver coin, the exceptionally rare 1936 Dot 10-Cent coin features W. H. J. BlakemoreÕs modified version of an original design by L.C. Wyon. Topped by St. EdwardÕs Crown, the crossed maple bough is a fixture on all Canadian 10-cent coins issued between 1858 and 1936. A small dot beneath the tied ribbon is the identifying mark of a coin struck with the old obverse during the transition from the reign of King George V to King George VI. The obverse features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. Mackennal. Also reproduced as a 2 oz. fine silver coin is the 1947 Maple Leaf 10-Cent coin. The reverse features Emanuel HahnÕs depiction of the famous Nova Scotia schooner, Bluenose, under sail. On the obverse, the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget includes the Royal Title GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP, which became outdated once India gained its independence on August 15, 1947. Included in this modern-day tribute is the small maple leaf that was added next to the year, to denote coins struck with the old obverse while the Royal Canadian Mint awaited new master tooling.The 1 oz. fine silver version of the 1967 Centennial 10-Cent coin features the beloved reverse design by Alex Colville. Designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Confederation, the image of a mackerel pays tribute to CanadaÕs coast and represents the idea of continuity. Instead of the denticles seen on the 2 oz. coins, round beads encircle the reverse and obverse, which features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. As created by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, the reverse of the 2001 Year of the Volunteer 10-Cent coin is brought to life once more in 1 oz. fine silver. A curving legend ÒYEAR OF VOLUNTEERS ANNƒE DES BƒNƒVOLESÓ separates the side-profile view of marching mothers and the sun below, whose rays symbolize a volunteerÕs enlightening effect on their community. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de PŽdery-Hunt. The 2017 Wings of Peace is the most recent commemorative issue of the 10-cent coin. As part of the My Canada, My Inspiration collection commemorating CANADA 150, it features a reverse design by Amy Choi of Calgary, Alta., and highlights CanadaÕs reputation as a peacekeeping nation. Instead of a traditional olive branch, the stylized dove clutches a maple leaf that stands as a symbol of hope, peace and good faith. The obverse features the CANADA 150 logo and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

This five-coin Legacy of the Dime series traces the history and evolution of CanadaÕs 10-cent circulation coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Cents
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 94.06 grams
Bullion Weight: 3.019 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Quantity Produced: 3000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Canada's Money, Canada's History


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