The Royal Canadian Mint is known for the production of great bullion products, and an impressive array of collectible silver coins. Among its popular products you’ll find those celebrating all things Canadian. The 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian 35th Anniversary of Trivial Pursuit Coin is a perfect example of the latter, and is available online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a black graphic case with graphic beauty box.
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Celebrates Trivial Pursuit’s 35th anniversary!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $25 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse replicates the look of a Trivial Pursuit game piece.
Trivial Pursuit was created in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec. Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor at The Gazette in Montreal, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press developed the game on their own. The game was released to the public for sale in 1982.
In the intervening years, the game reached its popularity peak in 1984 when more than 20 million copies of the game were sold. Full rights to the game were purchased by Hasbro in 2008 for a sum of $80 million (USD), and the game is now available in 26 countries and 17 different languages.
These 35th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit Coins are struck with nearly twice the thickness of a standard coin and feature a design that replicates the unique piedfort of an actual Trivial Pursuit game piece. A colored enamel has been applied to the reverse to replicate the six colors of the wedge on the game piece.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian 35th Anniversary of Trivial Pursuit Coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, this 2003 depiction is from Canadian artist Susanna Blunt and began to appear on Canadian coinage in 2004.
All of the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian 35th Anniversary of Trivial Pursuit Coins in this listing ship to you inside of a black graphic case, which includes a graphic beauty box on the outer layer. This recreates the exact look of the Trivial Pursuit box games ship inside of to retailers.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in the federal capital city of Ottawa in 1908. Originally refining gold and other precious metals from the Yukon Territory and striking silver or gold coins for Canada, the mint eventually flew past capacity and had coinage struck for circulation the US Mint system for a time. The Winnipeg facility was opened in 1980 to address the shortfall in capacity.
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