Buy 2017 1 oz Silver RCM 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin
A nation’s character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its circulation coins. For Canada, no other coin has done this more profoundly than the voyageur silver dollar.
Canada’s first circulating silver dollar was introduced in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V. Its design featured a voyageur and Native person paddling a canoe in tribute to the fur trade; the industry that founded the nation—and the image of a vast untamed frontier it conveyed made it one of the most popular coin designs ever to enter circulation in Canada.
A production of only 250,000 will be made for this coin. It features a $5 denomination, the highest made available on a one oz silver legal tender bullion coin. Precision cut radial lines on the coin’s reverse and obverse exclusive to the Royal Canadian Mint create a unique shimmer when held in light and acts as a visible security feature like no other. A visible micro-engraved security maple leaf featuring ‘17’ in the centre of the leaf. Packaged in a monster box of 500 coins, sealed with a special security seal and custom box label featuring the official Canada 150 logo.
Largely unchanged from the design that appeared on Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1986, the “Voyageur” image by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a powerful nod to Canada’s early history and its reputation as an untamed frontier during the fur trade era. In the centre of the coin’s reverse is where a canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal paddles at the bow; between them, a bundle of wrapped furs are marked “HB” for Hudson’s Bay Company, while stylized vertical rays above represent the aurora borealis lighting up the sky.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is a Canadian crown corporation that mints all of Canada's circulation coins. Since it released Canada's first domestically produced coin in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has acquired a global reputation for gold bullion coin minting excellence. Today, the Mint's superior technical capabilities also allow it to set new benchmarks in gold coin design and quality and even make it the producer of choice for many foreign countries' official circulation coinage.
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