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2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - 110th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - 110th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

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$239.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Ships Jan-08-2020
Canada and US only
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"Wrought-iron" gates add an additional layer of history to our 110th anniversary! Order today!

In 1908, the future Royal Canadian Mint was first known as the Ottawa branch of Britain’s Royal Mint. The Canadian facility was originally scheduled to open its doors in January 1907, but it was re-scheduled to November of that year to ensure machinery and staff were in place. By late summer, however, the lack of a perimeter fence caused great concern and led to further delays; with the completion of the fence and guardhouse that still stand today, the official opening took place on January 2, 1908.

In the heart of Ottawa, Ont., an imposing wrought-iron fence guards a fortress-like complex where history is both made and commemorated. In honour of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 110th anniversary, this filigree gate-themed offering pays homage to the heritage building that has borne witness to our historic milestones, along with the wrought-iron gates that have safeguarded it since 1908. The colour-over-engraved design is a familiar sight to anyone who has visited our castle-like facilities in Ottawa; but your coin’s most striking feature is perhaps the elaborate reproduction of our wrought-iron gates, which have carefully safeguarded our world of coins since the very beginning.

A must-have coin for someone who enjoys the grandeur of the Royal Canadian Mint! Order today!

Special features:
  • LAST COIN IN SERIES OF FOUR! Your fourth and final coin features a three-dimensional gate that adds another layer of dimensional artistry to a colour-over-engraved design! Previous coins in series include:
    • Gate to Enchanted Garden (first coin in series, available while supplies last)
    • Halifax Public Gardens (second coin in series, available while supplies last)
    • The Queen’s Gate (third coin in series, available while supplies last)
  • A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PIECE! A visually striking coin that creatively commemorates the 110th anniversary of both a Canadian institution and a historic site: the Royal Canadian Mint!
  • FILIGREE GATE TECHNOLOGY! This is our fourth filigree gate-themed offering. Stretching across your coin from rim to rim, an intricately fashioned gate is a small-scale reproduction of the black wrought-iron gates that guard the entrance to our headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • TRIED, TESTED, AND TRUE! Extensive research and development have helped determine just the right amount of metal to create a resilient gate without obscuring the view of the image behind it.
  • A LIMITED COLLECTIBLE! A special significance, a lower mintage (4,000), and the artistic beauty of the carefully crafted design all combine to make this a remarkable addition to your collection—a piece to be treasured time and time again!
  • 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.
  • 2 OZ. 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your 2 oz. coin’s larger diameter (50 mm) allows ample room for small details in the colour-over-engraved depiction of the heritage building that is synonymous with the Royal Canadian Mint. In addition, your coin has no GST/HST!

Design:

The emblematic home of the Royal Canadian Mint has a commanding presence in your coin’s design by Steve McPhee. Highly detailed engraving adds texture from behind the colour overlay, mimicking the appearance of the heritage building’s sandstone-clad walls, recessed windows, even the coat of arms that preserves history just above the main entrance. Adding to this stately appearance, a filigree gate is affixed to the coin’s rim to re-create the fence and gates that line the site’s perimeter. The “wrought iron” gates are painted black to resemble their real-life counterparts, which have guarded the entrance to the site since the official opening of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint on January 2, 1908. The reverse includes the engraved word “CANADA” and the commemorative dates “1908-2018”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • When Governor General Earl Grey first activated the presses during the opening ceremony, a 50-cent piece earned the distinction of being the very first domestically produced coin. Technically, a token was the first item we ever struck, but only as a trial run:  “Ottawa Mint Trial Run” was engraved on one side of the plain tokens, and “November 1907” on the other.
  • In 1931, the Ottawa branch (including the property and building featured on the reverse) was officially transferred to the federal government and became a wholly Canadian institution: the Royal Canadian Mint. Just a few years later, in 1937, our first “all-Canadian” coins went into circulation, featuring well-known designs such as the beaver and caribou, still in use today. .
  • Throughout our 110-year history, we’ve coined Canada’s narrative and celebrated our nation’s achievements, and we’re proud of our international reputation for craftsmanship, artistry and innovation. Among our notable “firsts” and milestones are the world’s first coloured circulation coin and the first glow-in-the-dark piece; our spirit of innovation has also taken us to new heights with a record-setting million dollar coin, and new world standards for gold and silver purity.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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Specifications

  • No.166165
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistSteve McPhee (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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