2019 $25 Timeless Icons: Loon - Pure Silver Piedfort Coin

SKU: 623932093638

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Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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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 2019 $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 Loon.  Mintage is extremely limited at just 7,000. 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 Design:

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 Loon. 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 loon, its back half is texturally detailed, while the front portion transitions into a stylized silhouette of 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 “2019.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2019

Diameter: 34 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Loon and a Maple Leaf
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 7,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Celebrate Canada,Maple Leaf

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