2018 $500 Bluenose - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932093331

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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She is Canada’s most famous ship, the “Queen of the North Atlantic” that still rules the reverse of our 10-cent circulation coin. A five-time winner of the International Fishermen’s Race, the legendary Bluenose rounds the coast once more on this 5-kg 99.99% pure silver tribute piece, whose colourful evening sky was made possible by photonic colours — an exclusive world first that has broken new ground in physics. Mintage is limited to 100 coins. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The reverse image by Canadian artist Yves Bérubé features the Bluenose under full sail, starboard tack. The Grand Banks fishing schooner races past a historic view of Cross Island lighthouse beneath the evening sky, whose colours are made possible by proprietary photonic technology. The obverse features a ship’s wheel that frames the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Already profiled in a number of publications, the award-winning advance in photonics was made possible through collaboration with researchers at the University of Ottawa.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 500 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 180 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 5000 grams
Bullion Weight: 160.75 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Bluenose under Full Sail Starboard Tack
Artist: Yves Berube
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 100
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Transportation

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