2018 $30 The Queen's Gate: Formal Entrance to Parliament Hill - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932088429

RCM Number:
164185
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

As the ceremonial entrance for the Canadian sovereign or her representative, the QueenÕs Gate on Parliament Hill forms a beautiful boundary between the City of Ottawa and the political heart of a nation. This 2 oz. fine silver coin captures the Victorian-era beauty of the commanding gateway on the reverse, where a metal-cast feature adds to a magnificent view that stirs Canadian pride.

Combining high visual appeal with national historical significance, the reverse features a filigree gate that captures the likeness of the QueenÕs Gate on Parliament Hill. This multi-dimensional design element is fashioned from black bronze and mimics the wrought-iron vines and floral flourishes that represent the height of Victorian craftsmanship and metalwork. Affixed to the coinÕs rim using a tongue-and-groove approach, the imposing entry re-creates the intended viewing experience if one was standing before the actual gate: the centre railing is perfectly aligned with the central axis of the parliamentary grounds, and forms a straight line from the gate, past the Centennial Flame, to the Peace Tower that dominates the Centre Block building. The green lawn, blue sky and burning Flame add colourful vibrancy to the engraved reverse, which was designed by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin and coloured by Patrick Belanger, while the Peace TowerÕs spire and flagstaff add a sense of soaring height by rising up beyond the imageÕs edge. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Our THIRD coin in the gates of Canada series that adds another layer of dimensional artistry to a colour-over-engraved design!

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 30 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 50 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 62.69 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.012 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Queen's Gate on Parliament Hill
Artist: Cathy Boursey-Sabourin and Patrick Belanger
Finish: Proof
Series: Gates of Canada Series
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Celebrate Canada,Canadian Architecture & Monuments


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