The collection of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint in 2017 seem never ending in their celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. It would take the nation decades to earn full independence, but the movement started with Confederation in 1867. The 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Piedfort Timeless Icons Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com as part of that celebration.
- Ships to you in a protective maroon clamshell from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- First-ever selective gold-plating, fine silver piedfort coin!
- Mintage limited to 7,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued face value of $25 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Reverse features the maple leaf and beaver.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Designed by Pierre Leduc.
Pierre Leduc is one of the Royal Canadian Mint’s most talented artists and engravers. His designs have appeared on countless nature-themed coins, and lends his incredible talents to this first-ever selectively gold-plated coin from the mint.
On the reverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Piedfort Timeless Icons Coins is the image of a maple leaf from the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, with a beaver in front of the maple leaf. There is a center line vertically that separates the detailed finish on the left (marking Canada’s past) and the mirrored finish on the right (marking Canada’s future).
The beaver and maple leaf are two of the most important symbols of the nation. The industrious beaver was the backbone of the initial trades and economics of Canada, with its valuable skins and pelts drawing traders from around the globe to the bountiful riches in Canada’s natural environment. As for the maple leaf, it predates the nation itself as a symbol of the land, its people, and the hope for a good future.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Piedfort Timeless Icons Coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on all Canadian coinage, and has since her ascension to the British throne in 1952. This design is the current portrait of choice for the Royal Canadian Mint, and was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
All of the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Canadian Piedfort Timeless Icons Coins includes selective gold plating on both the obverse and reverse faces of the coin. The proof finish of the coins includes this gold plating for added elegance and dimension to the design features of the coin.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official mint of the federal government of Canada. Founded in Ottawa in 1908, it now has a second facility in Winnipeg that was opened in 1980s to help boost capacity in the mint system.
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