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2017 5-OUNCE FINE SILVER COIN - BIG COIN SERIES ALEX COLVILLE DESIGNS: 1 CENT

$559.95

2017 5-OUNCE FINE SILVER COIN - BIG COIN SERIES ALEX COLVILLE DESIGNS: 1 CENT

$559.95
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Beloved for their historic relevance and elegance, the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coins recall a momentous anniversary and are cherished for starting many collectors on their collecting journey! Fifty years later, these iconic coin designs make their return once more in this stunning Big Coin series, beginning with the most famous one: the one-cent coin designed by Alex Colville.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP: $559.95
Item Number: 154729
UPC: 6-23932-07836-9
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 2,150
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Face Value: 1 Cent
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Alex Colville
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • FINAL coin in an unforgettable series that celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coins.
  • Never before have these iconic designs been featured in 99.99% pure silver—and on a much larger scale (65.25-mm diameter)—uniquely enhanced with stunning gold plating selectively applied to the reverse and obverse.
  • The proof finish is gorgeously enhanced with modern polishing techniques that highlight the meticulous engraving of each subject.
  • For added historical authenticity, the obverse features the second effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as it appeared on the original coins.
  • Purchase individually or subscribe today to guarantee all six coins: each subscription comes with an elegant wooden collector case that will beautifully showcase the coins together as one complete set.
  • Third Big Coin series to feature iconic Canadian circulation coins: Previous ones sold out very quickly; given the popularity of the original designs, and a low mintage of just 2,150 coins per denomination, this series will be highly sought after.
  • An eye-catching addition to any Canadiana-, history-themed or circulation coin collections.
  • A great opportunity to revisit a proud moment in our history while celebrating another key milestone!

DESIGN:

The reverse re-creates the classic 1967 one-cent circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville, and features a full front profile of a rock dove in flight on outstretched wings. Meticulously engraved, this recreation of the original design allows for a more detailed view of some of the finer details such as its tail and wing feathers. The image is enhanced by the application of selective gold plating over the bird and all along the coin’s rim. The reverse also features the engraved face value “1 CENT”, the word “CANADA” and the commemorative dates “1967-2017”.

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