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10 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Keepers of Parliament: The Beaver - Mintage: 750 (2018)

10 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Keepers of Parliament: The Beaver - Mintage: 750 (2018)

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$999.95 CAD
Mintage: 750
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SECOND COIN IN SERIES! A very Canadian welcome to visitors on Parliament Hill! Order today!

From atop the Centre Block's arched entryway, Castor canadensis extends a uniquely Canadian "welcome" to all who stand at the base of the Peace Tower. This special seat of honour is indicative of the beaver's special significance, for few other species invoke the spirit of our wilderness and embody more than 300 years of history, exploration and industry. The Centre Block's stone-sculptured beaver is the second of four Keepers of Parliament featured in a magnificent series of 10 oz. silver coins. On the finely engraved reverse, the shield-supporting sentinel is just as detailed as its ornate counterpart on Parliament Hill—but with a touch of gleaming gold that brings elegance to an already stately design.

Add this gorgeous 10 oz. pure silver gold-plated beaver coin to your collection today!

Special features:
  • SECOND COIN IN THE SERIES! Your coin is second in a series of four magnificently sculpted coins, which highlights some of the elaborate stonework figures that watch over the front doors of Parliament.
  • $200 IN SAVINGS WHEN YOU BUY THE SUBSCRIPTION! Save $50 per coin! While supplies last, order the 4-coin subscription to ensure you receive all four coins (each coin priced at $949.95) in the Keepers of Parliament series. Your credit card is charged only when your coin ships. Your four coins include:
    • The Unicorn (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of June 2018)
    • The Beaver (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of August 2018)
    • The Soldier (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of October 2018)
    • The Lion (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of December 2018)
  • 10 OZ. 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your 10 oz. coin is perfectly sized to showcase an elaborate work of sculptured art! The beaver is painstakingly brought to life where crisp lines and very finely engraved details stand out against a brilliant proof finish.
  • SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING! The selective gold plating on your beaver coin provides an elegant touch befitting the regal creature that towers on the reverse.
  • EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP! The details in your beaver coin makes this a numismatic masterpiece and an extraordinary tribute to the original stone-carved art.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • VERY LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 750 coins worldwide.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by artist Patrick Bélanger, your coin offers a rare close-up of the beaver sculpture that stands atop the ceremonial entrance on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ont. The deliberate positioning of the beaver helps convey the height (1 metre) of the actual stone sentinel, while a frontal view emphasizes the facial features and textural details. The industrious animal emblem of Canada grips an unusual shield bearing the floral emblems of five European cultures that figure prominently in Canadian history: the English Tudor rose, the Scottish thistle, the Irish shamrock, the French fleur-de-lis and the Welsh leek. Gold plating selectively highlights the heraldic-themed element and a scattering of maple leaves. To the right of the sculpture is an ornamental flourish, whose floral motif is based on a frieze that also adorns the Centre Block's grand entrance. The reverse includes the face value, "100 DOLLARS", and the words "CANADA 2018". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know...
  • Designed by Dominion Sculptor Cléophas Soucy, the shield-supporting beaver sculpture was carved out of sandstone in the fall of 1938—but not before generating some controversy. In January 1938, newspapers unveiled an original concept that featured a mother beaver with nine kits, one for each province (Newfoundland became the tenth province in 1949). But many took issue with the scientifically inaccurate litter size, and in March, the Prime Minister proposed a single beaver instead. On September 12, 1938, Soucy's revised design of a metre-high, shield-supporting beaver was approved, and the work was completed within a month.
  • The beaver's historic importance led to its official recognition as "a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada" in 1975.
  • As a symbolic representation of present-day Canada, the beaver predates the maple leaf by a few hundred years. In 1621, it first appeared on the coat of arms of Sir William Alexander, who was granted title to land now known as Nova Scotia. In 1678, Governor Louis de Buade de Frontenac included a beaver in his proposed coat of arms of the City of Quebec, but the design wasn't endorsed; ultimately, the beaver's first official use as an emblem of New France came in 1690 with the creation of the Kebeca Liberata medal, which celebrated Frontenac's victory in the Battle of Quebec (1690).

Packaging

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

A magnificent gift or addition to your 10 oz. pure silver collection! Order today!

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Specifications

  • No.169274
  • Mintage750
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 311.53
  • Diameter (mm) 76.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistPatrick Bélanger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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