2018 $50 Antique Carousel - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932090460

RCM Number:
166265
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

Step back in time to the golden age of the carousel with this low mintage six ounce silver coin with selective gold highlights.  From the “galloping” steeds to the old-time ambiance, an antique carousel has a rare ability to create a sense of magic and wonder that stays with us forever. This selectively gold-plated coin captures the timeless appeal of a classic carnival ride on the reverse, where the art of yesteryear is topped by an interactive element that will enchant the young and young at heart. This 2018 $50 antique carousel fine silver coin weighs six ounces of pure silver, with a large format 65mm diameter and has an extremely limited mintage of just 1,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

Artist Calder Moore beautifully conveys the century-old ambience of an antique carousel in this reverse design, whose engraved elements typify its fanciful décor. One can imagine the sound of old-time carnival music and the illuminating effect of the carousel’s lights, which are represented by a row of bulbs that line a scalloped rounding board. Two illustrations of horse riders add a touch of vintage art amid the gold-plated, rococo-style scrollwork, which provides the base for an unusual topper: a miniature carousel. Carefully sculpted in outstanding detail, this silver piece is affixed to the coin’s surface in a way that allows for a rotational movement assisted by a magnet (included). As the viewer turns the magnet to rotate the carousel, the selectively gold-plated horses mimic the up-and-down motion of their real-life counterparts.  The reverse includes the engraved word “CANADA”, the face value “50 DOLLARS” and the year “2018”.  The rim is also gold-plated on both sides, where it frames the mirror-like proof finish. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 65 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.999
Weight: 188.99 grams
Bullion Weight: 6.076 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Century-old Ambience of an Antique Carousel
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,World Collectible Coins


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