NEXT IN OUR STAMP-SHAPED COIN SERIES! Second stamp-shaped coin complete with a perforated stamp-like edge! The maritime scene on your coin was one of four vignettes featured in Canadas 1908 Tercentenary Series of Postal Stamps, which included eight denominations: 1/2 cent, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 7 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents and the 20-cent stamp reproduced here. A total of 304,200 of the 20-cent stamps were printed by the American Bank Note Company (later the Canadian Bank Note Company) in Ottawa, Ont. All in sheets of 100 stamps, before their release on July 16, 1908. Attention philatelists and numismatists! This next coin still combines the best of stamp & coin collecting! Special features: SECOND IN A SERIES OF STAMP-SHAPED COINS! With serrated edges that mimic a postal stamps perforations, your pure silver coin is a numismatic celebration of Canadas postal and philatelic history, with a special focus on early 20th century stamp designs. While supplies last, order the 3-coin subscription to ensure you receive all three coins in the series! THE CLASSIC LOOK OF A BYGONE ERA! Your coin travels back in time to 1908, to reproduce a stamp issued for the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City! The engraved reproduction of the 1908 stamp is just as detailed as the originalcomplete with horizontal lines that were the product of intaglio printing, or line engraving, one of the oldest methods of stamp production. The addition of colour over engraving completes this reproduction of the original brown-coloured stamp. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone! ONE-OUNCE 99.99percent PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt! The stamp was titled ARRIVÉE DE CARTIER QUÉBEC 1535 (Arrival of Cartier Quebec 1535), as inscribed beneath the image. It was designed by José Antonio Machado and originally engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The image depicts the arrival of Champlains predecessor, French explorer Jacques Cartier, in the St. Lawrence River near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona. An application of modern colour mimics the brown colour of the original issue, while the double dates 1608 and 1908 and the words IIIE CENTENAIRE DE QUÉBEC reflect the citys tercentenary. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Did you know The original designs horizontal lines were the product of intaglio printing and an early security feature, since the raised ink effect was more difficult to replicate. Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. The item “2019Canada’s Historical Stamps Arrival of Cartier, Quebec 20ct Silver Coin18612″ is in sale since Monday, April 22, 2019. 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