2018 $25 Timeless Icons: Caribou - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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For more than 500 years some European mints have issued small quantities of double thickness "piedfort" coins for nobility, dignitaries and VIP collectors. This 2018 $25 pure silver coin continues this tradition with an extra thick format coin featuring a highly detailed image of two national symbols - the Maple Leaf and the Caribou. Mintage is extremely limited at just 7,500. This is the second coin in the Timeless Icons series, and follows the 2017 Beaver issue which sold out very quickly. As a pure silver Canadian coin, this item is HST/GST exempt.

The word "piedfort" literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Today, "piedfort" indicates that a coin is thicker than usual.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc pays tribute to Canada's evolving history through two of our most recognized national icons - the Maple Leaf and the Caribou. A transition marks the center of the field, with classic depictions on the left to represent the nation's past, and more contemporary versions on the right to represent both the present and beyond. Both icons are resplendent on this coin. Foremost is the caribou, the majestic animal that symbolizes Canada's north. Its back half is texturally detailed, while the front portion transitions into a stylized silhouette that offers a more modern take on this Canadian icon. Behind it is the iconic maple leaf, whose serrated edges and deeply veined lobes are fixtures throughout the design. The left features a more natural and life-like appearance, while the right portion places a strong emphasis on symmetry and conveys a sense of strength.

Also featured on the reverse are the engraved word "CANADA", the face value "25 DOLLARS" and the year "2018". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 34 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.008 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Two foremost national icons, the Caribou and the Silver Maple Leaf
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Canada's History,Celebrate Canada,Maple Leaf,Wildlife

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