2017 5-OUNCE FINE SILVER COIN – BIG COIN SERIES ALEX COLVILLE DESIGNS: 10 CENT. Fifty years ago, as a young nation celebrated its centennial anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a special series of circulation coins that are now regarded as some of the most iconic Canadian coins of all time. The third coin in this continuing Big Coin series faithfully re-creates Alex Colvilles concept for the ten-cent coin from the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coinsalbeit on a much larger scale. The reverse re-creates the unforgettable 1967 10-cent circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville, and features the side profile of a mackerel. Detailed engraving captures its likeness, including its large eye and fins. The image is enhanced by the application of selective gold plating over the mackerel and all along the coins rim. THIRD coin in an unforgettable series that celebrates Canadas 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 silverand 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. 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! Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 157.6. Diameter (mm): 65.25. Face Value: 10 Cents. Packaging: Maroon clamshell with Black beauty box. Finished size: 117 mm x 96 mm. LAUNCH DATE: February 7, 2017. ADVERTISING DATE: October 4, 2016. The item “2017 5OZ. 9999FINE 10CT SILVER -BIG COIN SERIES ALEX COLVILLE DESIGNS(18005)(NT)” is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: RCM
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated