A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST CANADIAN GOLD COIN. As Canadians reflect on our 150-year journey since Confederation, the Royal Canadian Mint looks back at a key milestone that is rooted in our historyours, and Canadas.This exclusive keepsake re-creates the first Canadian gold coin struck in 1912 in one kilogram of 99.99% pure silver, and features selective gold plating that adds an elegant touch of its original golden hue. The reverse features a near-faithful reproduction of W. Blackmores design for the first Canadian gold coin.
The focal point is the Canadian coat of arms, as it appeared before 1921: a quartered shield composed of the provincial arms of the Dominion of Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). Beautifully framed by a wreath of maple boughs, the coat of arms is resplendent in selective gold plating that mimics the original coins golden appearance.The luxurious plating also extends to the rim, as well as the raised beaded circle that frames each side of the coin. The reverse features the word CANADA above the coat of arms, while the year 2017 and the face value 250 DOLLARS are engraved beneath it. The obverse features the official Canada 150 privy mark beneath the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. A MINT MILESTONE: An extraordinary commemoration of the first Canadian gold cointhis time, in an impressive 1 kg of 99.99% pure silver that makes this coin almost FIVE times larger than the original. LUXURIOUSLY ENHANCED: Struck up to four times to ensure a crisp impression, the precision-engraved Coat of Arms (as it appeared in 1912) is beautifully enhanced with selective gold plating, as are the rim and the effigy on the obversea fitting ode to a golden chapter in our early history! A CANADA 150 SPECIAL EDITION: One of the very few premium products in our Canada 150 program, this unforgettable silver kilo includes the official Canada 150 logo as a privy marka symbolic element to bridge past and present. LIMITED AVAILABILITY: With a mintage of just 500 coins worldwide, this coin is a prestigious collecting opportunity that carries all the weight of history, but with the refined artistry and precision of modern craftsmanship. Composition: 99.99% fine silver. Packaging: Wood case and black beauty box. The item "2017 $250 FINE SILVER COIN THE FIRST CANADIAN GOLD COIN (18149)(NT)" is in sale since Thursday, March 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.